A 16-metre long back-lit bar is the grand centrepiece of The Paradise Now, a new restaurant-bar-bistro-club in Germany's fashion capital
The concept for The Paradise Now, a new and versatile mix of restaurant, bar, bistro and club, in Düsseldorf was developed with the aim of creating an escape from the everyday.
Düsseldorf restaurateur Walid El Sheikh joined forces with Moritz von Schrötter and Charles Bals from design agency Parasol Island to bring the concept to life.
High ceilings, bright colours and pleasant lighting create a relaxed ambience. The open, airy space features a prevailing white base tone complemented by knocked-back colours, organic shapes, natural materials and plants from warmer, southern regions of the world.
The bar’s centrepiece and highlight is a spectacular custom-made 16-metre long counter.
Himacs solid surface material in Arctic White was used for the worksurface at the back of the counter, while Ispani from the Marmo collection features on the visible part of the countertop and the front and side elements.
The designers took full advantage of the one-of-a-kind visual properties of the material, which align with the current trend for a high-quality marble aesthetic.
When the bar is lit up in the evening, the marbling of the surface shines through. Stylish wall panels, also in back-lit Himacs with inset elements at different depths, cover 10 metres of the back wall behind the bar.
Himacs is hygienic, easy to clean, durable and stain-resistant, making it ideally suited for use in high-traffic restaurants and bars, as well as kitchens and bathrooms.
Guests who decide to move to the club area after time in the bar or restaurant will find the solid surface material there too: the distinctive DJ stand is formed from black Himacs.