PROJECT: Tango Bar
LOCATION: Santorini, Greece
PROJECT STATUS: Completed, April 2012
LEAD DESIGNER: Stamos Hondrodimos
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Aloha design studio
LIGHTING DESIGN: Afroditi Varveri, Stamos Hondrodimos
PHOTOGRAPHY: Vasilis Kalegias
This project concerns the radical innovation of Tango bar in Fira Santorini. The inspiration was the serenity and tranquility caused by the unique image of the caldera from this specific area. The aim of this project has been the restoration into the natural environment and the integration of space into a relaxed and original effect. The build-in volumes which are added to the design combined with pro existing parts of the cave rules interior highlight the island architecture. Natural materials and colors overlap the old mismatched elements leading the design to the desired result. Original materials such as Madagascar straw and the artistic application of the hanging black rock invade the area giving unexpected dramatic details.