Christie Proton Beam Therapy by HKS Architects
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For many designers when designing a bar, restaurant or workplace social setting, the first element of their designed scheme is creating a social area where people can fuel-up and relax.
We spoke to the designers of this experience, Fusion By Design, about their inspiration for Mix Design Collective.
The SOCIAL experience at Mix Design Collective will consider the first element of any bar, restaurant or workplace social setting – a place for visitors to fuel-up, socialise and relax. Established in 1998, Fusion By Design has created incredible projects for some of the biggest brands in the leisure and hospitality industry. Currently working on a multitude of exciting projects, the practice is in the completion stages of a design in Bristol called The Bristol & Bath Rum Distillery, as well as the new café facility at the Bombay Sapphire gin distillery, working alongside GWP architects.
Hotel design is experiencing a move towards front of house areas that are more than just a lobby or a bar
What was the inspiration for your experience at Mix Design Collective?
‘For our experience at Mix Design Collective we were inspired by one of our office’s favourite things – tea! We took the approach of brainstorming the concept theme amongst the whole team. Discussing what excited us, we wanted a concept idea that was loose enough to relate to a variety of visitors, but also epitomised Fusion By Design as a company. And nothing is better than a good Yorkshire brew!
‘We’re excited to be involved in Mix Design Collective – we work across the whole of the UK and especially in London, so it will be a pleasure to work alongside and engage with our fellow Northern design community.’
Where do you think hospitality design is headed? What trends do you see?
‘Hotel design is experiencing a move towards front of house areas that are more than just a lobby or a bar. This is the direction a lot of our hospitality clients are heading, even outside of the hotel sector. They desire venues that can be accessed across the day by a varied client base, making their offer an all day one. In one of our latest projects in Bristol, we have spaces that provide teaching and educational experiences as well as standard bar and dining facilities. This expands the offer even more.’
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