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PROJECT | THE MIRANDA

Happy Hour
Arcsine creates a quirky bar in Oakland
By JoAnn Greco
Photography by Eric Rorer
A quirky concept-a hotel bar without the hotel-
governs the mix of whimsy and elegance found in the
Miranda, an Oakland, California cocktail bar designed
by locally-based Arcsine. "The owners' vision forced
us to deconstruct what we usually do by thinking
about just what exactly makes a hotel bar what it is,
and why that's so desirable," says Irene Yu, who along
with Rachael Lantry and Daniel Scovill, served as
lead designers on the project.
"We honed in on the intimacy of the groupings,
that chance to really have a relationship with
the bartender, the opportunity to sit with a cup
of coffee by yourself and read the paper, and
then return later for a more lively lobby scene
experience," adds Scovill.
Texture and pattern add layers to a series of
vignettes, Lantry points out. "One of my favorite
touches is the Deco-style scalloped silver-gold
wallpaper at the rear of the space," she says. "It lends
a subtle champagne effect."

Four large hood chairs in a royal blue linen fabric
sit in front of this feature wall. In front of them, two
curving black vinyl banquettes embrace several
black and gold ottomans and a dozen salmon pink
stools line a shimmering black marble bar. Four
mirrored two-top niches surround the space. Above
it all, dozens of single pendant fixtures are arrayed
to form an arching chandelier that showcases the
room's high ceiling.
A separate area up front is brighter and more
casual, with a poppy-splashed wall lending a
happy face to a Carrara marble bar with a wood
top. Furthering the hotel theme, the back bar here
consists of cubby holes reminiscent of those found
behind a reception desk to store rooms keys and
guests' messages.
Overall, says Yu, the "agenda was to elevate the
bars beyond the casual, and to put forth a feminine
alternative that fits with drinking cocktails in an Art
Deco setting."

Left: The back bar of the Miranda has
cubby holes reminiscent of an old hotel
reception desk.
Opposite page, above and right:
A statement chandelier made from
dozens of pendant fixtures showcases a
high ceiling; and in the front of the bar,
bright poppy wallpaper keeps things
casual.

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Table of Contents
News
Conference Roundup
Who’s Who
Have You Seen?
Scholarships
Sustainability
Q&A: Becca Kundysek
Q&A: Dina Caruso
Q&A: Leslie Wynne
On the Cover: Delta Faucet Company
Project: Admiral Semmes Hotel
Project: The Miranda
Project: Kasa Moto
Chapter Highlights
Save the Date
New Members
Partner Profiles
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