HiMacs in Paradise
The bar pictured above is at the Paradise Now restaurant / bar / bistro / club in the MedienHafen district of Düsseldorf, Germany. The bar is made from solid surfaces from HiMacs.
Paradise Now is owned by restaurateur Walid El Sheikh. The 1,000m2 interiors of the new venue were the work of Moritz von Schrötter and Charles Bals from design agency Parasol Island.
High ceilings, bright colours and carefully positioned lighting create a relaxed ambiance, the prevailing whites of the base startled by splashes of colour, with organic shapes, wicker furniture and plants completing a tropical interior.
The feature you can’t miss is the 16m-long bar with its spectacular custom-made counter.
HiMac Arctic White was used for the work surface at the back of the counter, while Ispani from the LX Hausys Marmo collection, with its randomly veined look of marble and also from HiMacs, was used for the countertop, front and sides.
LX Hausys is the new name given to LG Hausys, the maker of HiMacs, last year following the sale of the company to the Korean LX Group.
When the bar is lit up, the marbling of the solid surface material shines through even more. Wall panels in backlit HiMacs, with insets at different depths, cover 10m of the wall behind the bar, visually striking but also practical as shelves for glasses and bar utensils.
The fabricator Karl Heller GmbH from Düsseldorf was responsible for the customisation of the spectacular counter.
Walid El Sheikh first came across HiMacs solid surfaces in a hotel bathroom. He says he was “immediately taken by the unique look and feel of the solid surface material”, so wanted it in his new venue. And it is ideal for this high-traffic use because HiMacs is durable, stain-resistant and easy to clean.