Embassy Theatre Lounge
The Wellington heritage listed Embassy Theatre, built in 1924, was partially renovated in 2003, remaining unfinished until 2012. With a strong existing architectural style, it was imperative to create a bar and lounge with respect. A lush, elegant space was created, reflecting the 1920s style, without mimicking it. Old tiles were restored, incorporating a new fireplace. The Carrara marble, so prominent in the existing foyer, was used throughout the new space, to connect the areas and to maintain the high quality of finishes. Linking the foyer to the new bar, a 15m long corridor uses a simple optical illusion to shorten the journey. Alternating, leaning arches, create a curious herringbone effect, enticing you down towards the lounge. Upon arrival, the lounge explodes in a rich tone of plush fabrics and playful lighting.