The setting for the Celeste Champagne Bar and Tearoom, a 1940s house in the Anzures neighbourhood of Mexico City, has been paired with an interior so smart you’d be embarrassed to arrive without a Fedora on your head and a Hollywood starlet on your arm, such is the sense of silver screen glamour the designers Productora have recreated.
The concept of a champagne bar itself is a wonderful anachronism, and the black and white colour scheme only serves to enhance the bygone era feeling. The dominating feature is the striped floor, whose chevrons, along with some unfortunate former wildlife hung and perched on the walls, brings a certain safari vibe to the party. The designers used the zebra crossings on the floor to change the perception of depth as the viewer changes position in the large rooms. The bar has an open air terrace, and the roof uses a transparent grid letting in natural light, which continues the sense of outdoors inside the building. They’ll be lining up outside Celeste for a glass of fizz.