Heliotrope Architects use vibrant peacock green and natural wood throughout Rupee bar in Seattle

Heliotrope Architects use vibrant peacock green and natural wood throughout Rupee bar in Seattle

  • Array Tereza

  • 6 months ago

Rupee is a new bar and restaurant inspired by the owners’ journeys to South Asia. Heliotrope Architects designed this venue located on a small neighborhood street in Seattle.

“The intimate space seats 26 and brings two architectural gestures together to set the tone: color, and warm materiality. Color, a vibrant peacock green, is used to visually immerse guests within the setting and mentally transport them away from the typical gray skies of Seattle. Second, was to add a layer of warmth through the incorporation of natural materials including wood and hand-crafted objects. Oregon walnut was chosen for its depth of color and richness. It monolithically tops the 9-seat bar and wraps the bar casework, adding a subtle nod of the Pacific Northwest into the mix. Polished brass is used for trim elements and is combined with leather for stool seating, while Indian clay tiles and slatted pendant lights add a further layer of visual interest. Together, these elements coalesce to create a holistic experience that accompanies the aromatic dishes and spiced cocktails,” explains Heliotrope Architects 

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Seating area
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Bar area
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