Most people don’t know what a Quaich is, and we weren’t experts either. Traditionally used to taste whisky, we started the project by sculpting one of these concave tools out of solid oak and then designed and manufactured a signature one in porcelain, reinventing its usual silver or pewter constitution. Now, under South Beach’s Norman Foster towers one hundred of Quaich pieces, are showcased behind the brand new whisky house’s crystal wall. They anticipate and iconize the last interior design project that the widely awarded multidisciplinary firm Lagranja Design has released in Singapore: the Quaich Bar.
Working as a bar and a store, Quaich contains one of the greatest whisky selection of Asia. To serve its cause, we came up with the idea of literally lightening the space with the sieved yellow light projected by whisky bottles. Taking advantage of the wide walls that enclose the rectangular-shaped space, they have been turned into white crystal light diffusers that illuminate top-to-bottom colorless shelves of whisky bottles.
Along the space, the shelf shallows Iroko wood follows through the floor, perfectly matching with the carefully selected furniture. As to preserve the usual aesthetic codes that have historically dressed whisky bars, we used materials such as leather, velvet or bright stainless steel albeit updating them. The minimal and nordic seaters consisting of custom leather stools, divans and armchairs together with a group of high tables providing room to chill, belong to Lagranja Collection. The Spanish studio has specially designed a reduced-size compact puff, distinguished by a backrest that provides unexpected comfort. The Miguel Milà designer’s ‘Cesta’ lamp round off this one-of-a-kind whisky temple.
Graphic design: Xavier Bas Disseny
Illustration and photography: Lagranja Design