Shake is a retro-chic soul music club and fine dining venue tailor designed by Kokaistudios drawing inspiration from sights and sounds of the era that spawned Soul Music.
▼室内概览，overall view of the interior
Kokaistudios has completed the interior design of Shake, an upscale venue dedicated to soul music and to bringing Shanghai an innovative food and beverage experience. Located on the top floor of a recently renovated low-rise building on Maoming Road in the historical center of Shanghai; Shake has quickly become one of the city’s hottest night-time joints. The team behind the project are the owners of Heyday; one of Shanghai’s most respected Jazz clubs; and they approached Kokaistudios after having seen several of our previous F&B projects. We were immediately interested in the project due to their vision and passion for great music and for creating a new type of night-time experience. As lovers of soul music ourselves we embarked on a highly collaborative journey to create a space that authentically paid homage to the spirit of the Soul era while being attractive and appealing to the Shanghai market.
Upon stepping in the front door of Shake, visitors are invited to travel back in time into an environment similar to a soul music supper-club in 1960’s New York. The marble bar counter is one of the central poles of the space; its fluid shape is aesthetically pleasing to guests, and with uneven floor heights, guests at both the front and the back areas of the bar all have unblocked sight line of both the stage and the bar area while having front row seats on the work of the team of mixologists.
▼如同六十年代纽约灵魂酒吧的室内环境，environment similar to a soul music supper-club in 1960’s New York
The undulating golden wave panels on the ceiling connect the bar to the stage, which forms the heart of the project. The panels fill both an aesthetic and acoustical role to filter and distribute the sound emanating from the stage around the club. The stage was designed to be able to host a full Soul band including piano and a horn section and the decision was taken to design the stage level with the main floor so as to create a sense of intimacy between the band and the audience; either to be serenaded while eating or else up and close while dancing. This focus on intimacy and the primacy of the musical experience led us to design a club with multiple floor levels in which every seat; from 2 person high tables to the banquettes; has clear sight lines to the stage so as to let the audience feel involved in the show. Due to the client decision to only have music 3 nights a week we created a sliding door system that covers the stage and also a full DJ setup for spinning music the other nights of the week.
▼起伏的天花既具美感，又有声学功能，the waving panels on the ceiling play both an aesthetic and acoustical role
▼不同高度的座位，seats in different heights
Kokaistudios为酒吧专门设计了家具和灯光系统，让人们在空间中的感受又上了一个等级。烹饪艺术家Danyi和顶级调酒师Colin Tait坐镇Shake为每一位客人带来独家的餐饮体验。在上海流光溢彩且竞争激烈的夜生活圈,Shake以其世界级水准的灵魂乐演出和创新的餐饮体验脱颖而出。它的高雅和亲和吸引了不同类型 的来宾。对于Kokaistudios而言，Shake是在定制化餐饮设 计中的又一里程碑，并倍感荣幸为上海带来新的极具吸引力的场所。
Kokaistudios custom designed the FF&E and developed the lighting systems to enhance both the musical experience but also the innovative food experience featuring a customized Asian tapas menu designed by culinary artist Danyi and an extensive selection of top notch cocktails by mixologist Colin Tait. In Shanghai’s competitive nightlife scene, Shake stands out with its sophisticated combination of world class Soul music and innovative dining & drinking. Elegant enough to attract a high-end clientele but designed to allow them to let their hair loose and cut a move on the dance-floor. Shake is a new milestone in Kokaistudios’ practice of creating bespoke F&B environments and we are proud to add to Shanghai’s ever expanding list of innovative night-life destinations.
▼灯光增强空间体验，lighting enhances space experience
设计责任人: Andrea Destefanis,Filippo Gabbiani
设计经理: Sofia Silva
设计团队: 柴润知, 刘永泰, 陈芳汀
摄影师: Seth Powers
Project: Shake Bar
Location: No. 46, Maoming Rd.
Size: 250 sq.m
Commissioned: January 2016
Completion: July 2016
Chief Architects: Andrea Destefanis, Filippo Gabbiani
Design Manager: Sofia Silva
Design Team: Chai Runzhi, Alan Lau, Christine Chen
Lighting Design: Kokaistudios
Photography: Seth Powers