Absolut Art Bar

The narrative behind this installation is about contrasts. Dubai and UAE are full of contrasts, hot climate alongside super-chilled glass skyscrapers, and ultra-modern infrastructure alongside traditional heritage, several different nationalities that create an interesting and colorful melting-pot.

Contrasts are nowadays more and more common in a globalized multicultural metropolis but they are also symptoms of an endangered natural and social balance, like global warming and increasingly natural disaster or religious and political clashes. Like a psychedelic snow fall in the desert, this installation is using cheap cardboard base, a cheap and rough material alongside with flashy colorful geometric cushions. Taller units made of unfinished construction panels are recollecting skyscrapers in a desert landscape.

The installation was site to a 4 days Absolut Art Bar during the ArtDubai international art fair in the stunning corniche of the Madinath Jumeirah complex in Dubai, and was hosting a list of private and public gatherings with DJ sets, live music and dance floor. Along with the space itself a full range of props was designed including bar counters with customized lighting, bartender necklaces, decorative sand bottles, menu graphics and illustrations.

Moreover caravan teamed up with Absolut mixologists to craft the perfect drinking experience and the serving style.