Burnt Ends Bar

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design Asia
  • Company/Firm
    Emma Maxwell Design Pte Ltd
  • Lead Designer
    Emma Maxwell
  • Interior Designer
    Emma Maxwell
  • Hospitality
    Burnt Ends Hospitality Group
  • Construction Company
    Foundry K
  • Photo Credit
    Brett Boardman
  • Location
  • Project Date
    2nd April 2022
  • Project Link

The bar is a manifestation of the classic cabinet de curiosité which, becomes a playful interpretation of the 19th-century furniture and its association with science and discovery. Above the clerestory windows are curtains of chain netting, whilst the columns are wrapped with tall cabinets that reach almost to the ceiling, every shelf styled with a deliberately eccentric collection of scientific curiosities, jars, seashells, hand models, and antique bottles of all shapes and sizes. The tasting room is a gallery-like space is .Here, the reproduction 19th-century scientific cabinets and fin de siècle glass-topped display cases are stocked with old locks, compasses, glass pipettes and anatomy charts; whilst the walls are lined with bespoke wallpaper festooned with fantastical creatures - sharks with interiors of sea waves, deer with dragons, and even geese inlaid with a Bavarian castle - drawn by the Dutch artist, Jan Leven.