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Graham Baba Architects create Jules Verne-inspired bar in Seattle
POSTED 28 May 2019 . BY Andrew Manns
American design firm Graham Baba Architects (GBA) have created Deep Dive, a speakeasy-style bar that's loosely inspired by the scientific romance novels of Jules Verne.

Located at The Amazon Spheres in Seattle, Washington, the drinking spot – like a Victorian cabinet of curiosities – is furnished with ornate display cases and various assortments of flowers, dioramas, and objets d'art.

The 1,677 sq ft (155.7 sq m) space, which unfolds like a kind of theatre, is panelled in dark wood to further accentuate its atmosphere of mystique.

"It's a dark, relic-like space that's tinged with a sense of Victorian magic and mysticism," said Jim Graham, lead architect at GBA.

Other elements of the decor, which was conceived by interior design practice Charlie Hellstern and curated by Curtis Steiner, include an eclectic mix of banquettes, custom-made lighting fixtures, and vintage carpets.

Deep Dive, one of several new venues to open at The Spheres, is helmed by James Beard Award-winning chef Renee Erickson.
The bar is helmed by James Beard Award-winning chef Renee Erickson. Credit: Photo by Haris Kenjar
Curtis Steiner served as the Deep Dive's art curator. Credit: Photo by Haris Kenjar
Other firms who contributed to the project include Charlie Hellstern, Arup, and Niteo. Credit: Photo by Haris Kenjar
 


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Graham Baba Architects create Jules Verne-inspired bar in Seattle
BY Andrew Manns

According to the architects, the eclectic space is

According to the architects, the eclectic space is
photo: Photo by Haris Kenjar

American design firm Graham Baba Architects (GBA) have created Deep Dive, a speakeasy-style bar that's loosely inspired by the scientific romance novels of Jules Verne.

Located at The Amazon Spheres in Seattle, Washington, the drinking spot – like a Victorian cabinet of curiosities – is furnished with ornate display cases and various assortments of flowers, dioramas, and objets d'art.

The 1,677 sq ft (155.7 sq m) space, which unfolds like a kind of theatre, is panelled in dark wood to further accentuate its atmosphere of mystique.

"It's a dark, relic-like space that's tinged with a sense of Victorian magic and mysticism," said Jim Graham, lead architect at GBA.

Other elements of the decor, which was conceived by interior design practice Charlie Hellstern and curated by Curtis Steiner, include an eclectic mix of banquettes, custom-made lighting fixtures, and vintage carpets.

Deep Dive, one of several new venues to open at The Spheres, is helmed by James Beard Award-winning chef Renee Erickson.



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