One often comes across Oriental inspirations in western design being largely relegated to gorgeous Japanese kitchen designs and spa-like Asian bathrooms with a soothing setting. But Central Arquitectos have used an inspiring motif and a blend of materials with overwhelming Asian influence to create the Bô Zen Bar in Braga, Portugal. That gives this beautiful social space a unique and intriguing interior which employs marble and gilt metal to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
While the entire area is pleasing on the eyes, it is the design of the delicate mesh ceiling that steals the show thanks to its elaborate presence. Ample seating space and wonderful use of mirrors helps accentuate the beauty of the interiors. The presence of wood offers some textural balance and lighting plays a pivotal role in creating a relaxed ambiance. The entire bar is a seamless integration of modern decor and furnishings with a traditional setting that incorporates clean and well defined lines.
Beautifully framed art work on the walls draws your attention in a subtle and classy fashion. With a simple and tasteful hall that marks the entrance, the elegant bar and a private living room in the back nicely hidden from view, the Bô Zen Bar combines several fascinating elements into one. Refined and ravishing, this is one bar that seems to sport a design that is as intoxicating as the shots it serves up!