Best colada parlour
We’re getting into the spirit with a contemporary cocktail lounge
De Intuitiefabriek’s new cabinet for Böwer got us dreaming of how the quintessential cocktail den might look. Teaming it with Dimore Studio’s ‘Poltrona 081’ chair, Giorgetti’s new bar range and Mathieu Lehanneur’s ‘Spring’ light helped our lounge find its groove, somewhere between 1930s deco decadence and late-1960s Barbarella cool. We also rooted out the year’s best revival of a classic cocktail. The matcha colada takes that kitsch tropical tipple, the piña colada, and brings it up to date using green tea powder. Inspired by a version called The Way of the Warrior at New York bar Pouring Ribbons, ours contains lime and pineapple juice, coconut cream, vanilla, Rhum JM rum and a touch of matcha.
Pictured: ‘Secant’ floor Light, price on request, by Daniel Rybakken, for J HILL’s Standard. ‘Shade’ cabinet, €2,280, by De Intuïtiefabriek, for Bower. Family Reserve Gin, £30, by Hayman’s. City of London Dry Gin, £35, from city of london distillery. Jensen’s Old Tom Gin, £26, from the whisky exchange. dodd’s Kew Organic Gin, £29, from master of malt. Rhum JM Cognac Cask Finish, £80; williamson tea Mini Green Matcha elephant, £25, both from harvey nichols. ‘URKIOLA’ pitcher, from £80, by Patricia Urquiola, for Georg Jensen. ‘Cold cooler’, €150, by Claesson Koivisto rune, for Smaller Objects. ‘Shadow’ Glass Set, £36, by Tonfisk Design Oy, for Clerkenwell London. ‘Jour’ Glassware (also on coffee table), price on request, by Inga SempÉ, for Nude. ‘Giorgetti’ cocktail set, price on request, by Giorgetti. ‘Landscape’ rug, £1,727, by Hella Jongerius, for Danskina. ‘LUDWIG’ cabinet, price on request, by Andrea Parisio, for Meridiani. ‘Domino Next’ coffee table, from £2,021, by Nicola Gallizia, for Molteni & C. ‘Spring’ lamp, price on request, by Mathieu Lehanneur, for Carpenters Workshop Gallery. ‘Poltrona 081’ chair, price on request, by Dimore Studio. ‘Issey Miyake’ Plate, £20, by Iittala, for Skandium. ‘Aerial’ floor lamp, price on request, by Bjørn van den Berg and Falke Svatun. ‘Lead Colour’ paint, £38 per 2.5 litres, by Little Greene. ‘Mosaic’ wallcovering in mylar, £41 per m; ‘monochrome’ wallcovering in serene, £119 per roll, both by arte. ‘Mystone Pietra di Vals’ tiles, price on request, by Marazzi.
Photography: Matthew Donaldson. Interiors: Olly Mason. Food stylist: Maud Eden. Writer: Emma Moore