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MTM DESIGN

Boutique Agency | Shanghai

UP Shanghai

Up Shanghai is a “high energy” cocktail lounge. It takes inspiration hints from New York City 80’s street art culture adding a contemporary Asian twist. In this project we collaborated with multiple artists to create and artful, modern yet vintage experience.

A “high energy” bar it’s a flexible concept that blurs the lines between restaurant, bar, lounge and club. It accommodates brunch and dinner muting into a full dance club in the later hours.

The theatrical entrance has bright orange staircase surrounded with thousands of stickers saying “ni hao” on the walls. Once upstairs, we created a photogenic frame lounge with thunder shaped neon lights, perfect for a recognizable Instagram moment.

The main room is organized around a 15 meter long bar counter and the dance floor lounge. The bar with its four neon-vintage cocktail stations and its hundreds of dimmed lights bulbs play with the golden theater era nostalgia. Like a piece of Times Square on the 80’s.

The dance floor area has its stainless steel DJ booth on the center flanked by the lounge and VIP seating. VIP seating has two artwork pieces with blinking eyes and golden tape art over marble walls, creating a unique fun and surreal atmosphere.

UP is a mutable, playful space to experience from afternoon to sunrise.