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What are some modern bar designs?

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Modern bar designs feature strategic lighting and seating options that work in harmony, such as the curved and zigzag-backed stools at the bar Dry Tour in Venice that offer an industrial look when combined with teardrop pendant lighting hanging overhead. Normans in Coral Gables, Florida, maximizes the number of customers served by placing stools on three sides of the bar, then accentuates the seating area with under-bar lighting and circular lights overhead.

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Some bar designers choose to incorporate one specific color into the entire design scheme. A restaurant and bar in Madrid highlights this approach with vivid red bar stool cushions, boxy lighting featuring red hues, and red-tinted accent paint in the windows.

To craft a unique ambiance in an establishment, some places, such as NIOS, a wine bar and restaurant in New York City, blend contemporary elements with classic ones. Chandeliers hang over the bar seating area with exposed bulbs and elaborate designs while a few feet away, round pendant lighting adds a modern flourish. The bar, made of dark marble, offers a rich contrast to the curved lines of beige in the sitting area.

Other bars, including the now-closed Vesu, showcase their bottles of liquor with strategic pendant lighting that contributed to a trendy atmosphere without obscuring the ability to see the alcohol. Vesu also had Forest Stewardship Council-certified eucalyptus walls.

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