Bibo Ergo Sum is a Los Angeles restaurant joining the charm of Memphis design and Viennese speakeasy. The bar was created by the New Yorker interior design studio Home Studios, you realize several influences, such as the architecture of Alvar Aalto, Josef Hoffmann, and Otto Wagner.
Named Bibo Ergo Sum, which translates from Latin as “I drink, therefore I am”, the bar is the first to open in West Hollywood’s recently revamped Robertson Plaza.
The Memphis lines are everywhere, curvy, organic shapes marked on the walls, striped columns and a U-shaped island bar as a central point of the eclectic space. The beautiful symmetry of the interior takes us Wes Anderson’s movie scenario.
For the interior design project, Home Studios used a wide-ranging variety of references. The architecture of 1900s Vienna, graphics from vintage French film posters, the work of Finnish architect Alvar Aalto and the aesthetic of 1967 movie The Graduate were all cited by the firm as design inspirations.
“We want guests to feel transported into a setting that feels both of the future and familiar at the same time,” said Home Studios founder Oliver Haslegrave.
“Everything from the rigid symmetry of the space, to the strict color palette, to the tinted lighting and glass, as well as the blacked-out ceiling are meant to create an experience as transportive as a trip to the cinema.”
All of the furniture design and fixtures are custom designed and made for space. “The result is a dynamic blend of surreal details, unexpected materials and dramatic proportions that deliver a completely unique aesthetic,” said a statement from the bar.