Photographer: Ute Müller

LAX Bar by Christoph Meier + Ute Müller + Robert Schwarz + Lukas Stopczynski | Bar interiors ×

Photographer: Ute Müller

LAX Bar by Christoph Meier + Ute Müller + Robert Schwarz + Lukas Stopczynski | Bar interiors ×

Photographer: Ute Müller

LAX Bar by Christoph Meier + Ute Müller + Robert Schwarz + Lukas Stopczynski | Bar interiors ×

Designed by Christoph Meier, Ute Müller, Robert Schwarz and Lukas Stopczynski, the LAX BAR, a copy of the Loos Bar, emphasises this aspect of the social sculpture that turns viewers into actors. In contrast to the original, however, it is a walk-in sculpture with a makeshift character and only officially operates five times.

The LAX BAR reduces architecture to its very essence and centres around a seemingly simple design that underlines the sheer impact of the material while at the same time rejecting the material opulence of Loos’s original version. The bar’s displacement, its own temporality as a “different place”, is also celebrated.

When the door to this inconspicuous building opens, the visitors, like Alice in Wonderland, fall down a kind of rabbit hole: They enter a completely white tiled room that could be anywhere, that seems different from the outside world and yet is part of it in a strangely displaced way. The artists behind the bar counter await orders.

Design Team:

Christoph Meier + Ute Müller + Robert Schwarz + Lukas Stopczynski

Photographer: Ute Müller

LAX Bar by Christoph Meier + Ute Müller + Robert Schwarz + Lukas Stopczynski | Bar interiors ×

Photographer: Ute Müller

LAX Bar by Christoph Meier + Ute Müller + Robert Schwarz + Lukas Stopczynski | Bar interiors ×

Photographer: Ute Müller

LAX Bar by Christoph Meier + Ute Müller + Robert Schwarz + Lukas Stopczynski | Bar interiors ×

Photographer: Ute Müller

LAX Bar by Christoph Meier + Ute Müller + Robert Schwarz + Lukas Stopczynski | Bar interiors ×

Photographer: Ute Müller

LAX Bar by Christoph Meier + Ute Müller + Robert Schwarz + Lukas Stopczynski | Bar interiors ×

Photographer: Ute Müller

LAX Bar by Christoph Meier + Ute Müller + Robert Schwarz + Lukas Stopczynski | Bar interiors ×

Photographer: Ute Müller

LAX Bar by Christoph Meier + Ute Müller + Robert Schwarz + Lukas Stopczynski | Bar interiors ×

Photographer: Ute Müller

LAX Bar by Christoph Meier + Ute Müller + Robert Schwarz + Lukas Stopczynski | Bar interiors ×

Photographer: Ute Müller

LAX Bar by Christoph Meier + Ute Müller + Robert Schwarz + Lukas Stopczynski | Bar interiors ×

Photographer: Ute Müller

LAX Bar by Christoph Meier + Ute Müller + Robert Schwarz + Lukas Stopczynski | Bar interiors ×

Photographer: Ute Müller

LAX Bar by Christoph Meier + Ute Müller + Robert Schwarz + Lukas Stopczynski | Bar interiors ×

Photographer: Ute Müller

LAX Bar by Christoph Meier + Ute Müller + Robert Schwarz + Lukas Stopczynski | Bar interiors ×

Photographer: Ute Müller

LAX Bar by Christoph Meier + Ute Müller + Robert Schwarz + Lukas Stopczynski | Bar interiors ×

Photographer: Ute Müller

LAX Bar by Christoph Meier + Ute Müller + Robert Schwarz + Lukas Stopczynski | Bar interiors ×

Photographer: Ute Müller

LAX Bar by Christoph Meier + Ute Müller + Robert Schwarz + Lukas Stopczynski | Bar interiors ×

Photographer: Ute Müller

LAX Bar by Christoph Meier + Ute Müller + Robert Schwarz + Lukas Stopczynski | Bar interiors ×

Photographer: Ute Müller

LAX Bar by Christoph Meier + Ute Müller + Robert Schwarz + Lukas Stopczynski | Bar interiors ×

Photographer: Ute Müller

LAX Bar by Christoph Meier + Ute Müller + Robert Schwarz + Lukas Stopczynski | Bar interiors ×