The idea for this Award-winning project for the 2014 Interior Biennale in Kortrijk derives from the consideration that space is a scarce good on most fairs. Booths are crammed side to side and constantly screaming for the public’s attention.
In the same way a city park can be an escape from busy traffic, Behind the Curtain offers a pause from the noise and visual overload of the fair. Aside from food and drinks, this bar’s biggest asset is space to hide, arranged along the solid base of a marble bar and softly wrapped by a silky curtain.
Some places are quite intimate, others seats show a glimpse of the passing crowd, but all are comfortably embraced by the curtain.
Location: BE, Kortrijk
Client: Biennale Interieur
Team: Jasper Stevens, Karel Verstraeten
Images: Bart Kiggen, Filip Dujardin, FELT