In another rare foray into the world of commercial interior design, we bring you this rather lovely project from Karlssonwilker, which created the designs for a bar in Keflavík International Airport in Iceland. The consultancy created everything from the name to the signage to the menu graphics, and the concept carries through each beautifully. The name Loksins was chosen, meaning “finally” in Icelandic, with the idea that the bar welcomes passengers arriving and departing to and from the airport to offer a little respite in what can often be an arduous and tiring journey. The spinning bar sign is just one of many moving elements throughout the space, including screens and a charming neon shark. The posters use a simple, thick-lined graphic sensibility, complementing the hard, no-nonsense wall imagery and heavy materials. Finally, a well-designed wee sanctuary for the strange, purgatorial feel airports can have.
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