Fantom — Munich, Germany
Housed in a neo-gothic building on the site of a former bank, Fantom – the inaugural bar from entrepreneur Dimitri Tzapos – is located between Munich’s thrumming financial and cultural quarters, overlooking a leafy square on Maximilansplatz. Stirred by Tzapos’ deep affinity with cinema and Film Noir’s atmospheric interplay between light and shadow, designers Moritz Köhn and Patrick Kaczmarek of Bavarian studio Pakamoko have created a 60’s-inspired interior abounding with luxurious, masculine textures like leather and pinewood. A central brass-clad counter zigzags its way around the centre of the room, while hanging 1967 Murano glass lamps balance elegantly above. Though awash with light during the day, the bar’s allure becomes apparent late at night, when the space attracts an affluent creative set that gather to enjoy craft cocktails while perched on Tzapos’s curated selection of vintage De Sede and Verner Panton furniture.