Vintage Bicycle Bar by Alina Turdean

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Bicycle Bar

Impressive interior design solution by Alina Turdean, young designer from Bucharest, for the Vintage Bicycle Bar. Bicicleta (*bicycle in Romanian) was opened in late December 2012 in an historical building located in Bucharest’s old city center.For more, continue after the jump:

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From the Architect:

Bicicleta (*bicycle in Romanian) was opened in late December 2012 in an historical building located in Bucharest’s old city center.

Collaboration between Open Space Design, a young design Bucharest based office and the bar’s owner Stefan Ciobotaru, the bar reflects the latter’s childhood love for bikes and everything that has to do with them.

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The concept revolvs around reusing and recycling old bicycle parts, turning them into furniture and lighting fixtures, all mixed well with in an industrial décor of Bucharest’s old city center.

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The main parts were purchased from Great Britain, and are mainly from the 1930’s, combined with a great part of elements recovered from Romania’s once oldest and largest bike factory Pegas, now permanently closed.

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Using the saddles from the classical Pegas Kent, a bike that was popular in the 70’s communist Romania together with defining elements from track bikes, the bar’s entire furniture is laced with a great variety of bicycle parts that add extra detail and contribute to the general ambiance.

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The sporty atmosphere is completed by the savoury cocktails prepared by Stefan himself, after recipes made-up based on the costumer’s taste or the bartender’s inspiration.

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Project: Vintage Bicycle Bar
Designed by Alina Turdean
Location: Selari street (Lipscani area), Bucharest, Romania
Website:  www.behance.net/AlinaTurdean 
Photography: Cristian Vasile