Jewel-box cocktail lounge
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Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio has completed its first American hospitality project and it doesn’t disappoint. Named Himitsu (the Japanese word for ‘secret’), the jewel-box cocktail lounge, which can only be entered first by reservation, then with an email passcode, followed by an iris scanner, is bringing top-of-the-line exclusivity to Atlanta.

Aesthetically, the 60-seat bar evokes the clandestine nature of the American Prohibition with the careful intricacy of Japanese mixology. Realised in a moody palette of rich textures and colours, the lounge combines pre-existing features like exposed industrial structures with smooth concrete panels, leather banquettes and an illuminated copper bar that appropriately shines the spotlight on the cocktail-making process. Dixon’s Melt pendants hang artistically overhead, while smoked mirror glass and marble tabletops, Scoop armchairs and shiny Etch tea light holders complete the elegant setting.

With a drink menu co-created by Shingo Gokan, director of the cult New York City bar Angel’s Share, we predict that once there, visitors are most likely going to be staying awhile.

American hospitality project

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leather banquettes and an illuminated copper bar

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Himitsu cocktail lounge

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Pei-Ru Keh is a former US Editor at Wallpaper*. Born and raised in Singapore, she has been a New Yorker since 2013. Pei-Ru held various titles at Wallpaper* between 2007 and 2023. She reports on design, tech, art, architecture, fashion, beauty and lifestyle happenings in the United States, both in print and digitally. Pei-Ru took a key role in championing diversity and representation within Wallpaper's content pillars, actively seeking out stories that reflect a wide range of perspectives. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children, and is currently learning how to drive.