Bar Mori: A Forest-Themed Bar-Restaurant with a Unique Romantic Touch

Designed by Hong Yan Lin, Bar Mori Offers a Tranquil and Elegant Space for Relaxation

Bar Mori, a newly-opened bar-restaurant in Linkou, Taiwan, is a unique blend of Japanese style and forest motifs. The design, which was inspired by the idea of drinking in a secluded tree cave in a forest, offers a serene and chic environment that is perfect for relaxation and enjoyment. The design was awarded Silver in A' Interior Space, Retail and Exhibition Design Award in 2023.

The design of Bar Mori is characterized by its low-profile, sleek environment that gives it a café feel. Upon entering the restaurant, visitors walk through a garden with lush vegetation and open a glass door to a transition hallway, which provides a switch of setting from the hustle and bustle outside to a natural sphere of tranquility and elegance inside.

Once inside, visitors are greeted with a perfect spot for a Facebook check-in, consisting of a swing, vines, and a wall resembling a sand painting. This design draws on the existing Japanese style and forest vibe, combined with unique details and motifs, to create a memorable spot for first-time visitors that is refined and invokes artistic conception.

The bar area is designed with a ceiling height that gets lower further inside, creating a feel of stepping into a secret sanctorum from an open forest. This contributes to a unique color scheme of going from light to dark tones, creating a feel of going from the bright outdoors to the calming interiors. In this way, patrons, when dining and drinking tea, can feel as if they are surrounded by a tree cave and thus feel safe and laid-back.

The design is also characterized by natural, rustic, original wooden furniture and low-back Japanese sofas, paired with vegetation as a finishing touch. This greenness fills the interiors and is coherent with the forest theme, conducive to a wonderful experience of being in a forest under the star-studded sky embraced by nature.

The project, which started in November 2022 and finished in December 2022, was a result of the vision of designer Hong Yan Lin and the efforts of design team member Wang Ching Yu. The design faced creative, technical, and research challenges, but the team was able to overcome these to create a unique and memorable space.

In conclusion, Bar Mori is a testament to the power of design to create unique and memorable spaces. Its blend of Japanese style and forest motifs, combined with its tranquil and elegant environment, make it a perfect place for relaxation and enjoyment. With its award-winning design, Bar Mori is set to become a popular destination for those seeking a unique dining and drinking experience.

Project Details and Credits

Project Designers: LIN HUNG YEN
Image Credits: LIN HUNG YEN
Project Team Members: WANG CHING YU
Project Name: Bar Mori
Project Client: LIN HUNG YEN

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