A Tour of The Cheval Bar in Thessaloniki
Cheval is a lounge bar in the heart of Thessaloniki’s market in Greece, that you find among the retail shops as an ideal shelter and a place for shopping break. The interior was completed by Ark4lab of architecture, an open architecture laboratory based in Thessaloniki.
“Near the entrance a horse-headed human figure welcomes you to the main bar made from chevron shaped concrete blocks. Rusted walls, reed panels, leather seats, hanging plants and wood are combined with a parametric 3d shaped pattern made of folded metal blocks on the top. This contrast of rough and sharp materials makes a contemporary urban bar where you can find fine cocktails and food. Cheval is a project dealing with what we call ‘nomad way of living’. The horse-headed human symbolizes the new ‘nomads’ who loves to travel mentally and physically. A collage wall with pictures of horse man on journey, souvenirs stick on the walls, a fireplace full of books, stands made of suitcases are details which reminds you what Rolf Potts said ‘If in doubt, just walk until your day becomes interesting‘,” says Ark4lab