For the 2011 London Design Festival, Bar Alto has paired up with DesignMarketo to present a series of design commissions. Inspired by the Milan institution Bar Basso (and its famous Negroni), the pop up bar, shop and workshop has also invited the public to enjoy a selection of brews and cocktails, including as much Campari-based refreshment as its Italian counterpart. Among the contributing designers are Harry Thaler, Ally Capellino, Maria Jeglinska, Loris & Livia, Use Dev Org, Tomas Alonso, Nitzan Cohen, Lars Frideen, Chiara Onida, Peter Marigold, Jasleen Kaur, Max Fromlend and Michael Marriott. Also participating are Olivier Lelloche and Olivier Leburn, who has produced an exquisite installation.
Their second instalment, De Sthil Camp, uses steam to create on the spot furniture and food, in addition to a sauna.
We've heard that Bar Basso's owner, Maurizio Stocchetto, will be paying a visit during the Design Festival. Furthermore, contributing friends and designers have produced Duralex inspired vessels for the Bar Alto drink, served by DesignMarketo. Located on Redchurch Street (E2 7DP) from 20 - 25 September.
Text by Anna Fredrikke Bjerke
Images by Amandine Alessandra