MASH BAR AMSTERDAM – HOW TO MAP A BAR IN A TINY 32 SQUAREMETER PLACE

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MASH BAR IN AMSTERDAM

A couple of weeks ago I was in Amsterdam and found the Mash Bar in the De Pijp distict. The place is very very small (32m² only!!!!) but exactly what you would want your home bar to look like. A place where good friends meet. Besides cold beer they offer great Gin for a reasonable and fair price. Simply a very cool place.

For warm weather they have two huge tables outdoor and I can imagine sipping some cold afternoon drinks with friends in the sun watching the international student hipster neighbours parade on the square.

Luckily the owners managed to keep it an insider. At least during the week it is frequented by good people but not cramped.

Mash Bar, Gerard Douplein 9, Amsterdam

GAME CHANGING DESIGN BY JEROME VESTER

Mash Bar is was designed by Jerome Vester of ninetynine from Amsterdam. “The space is not only small but has a very low ceiling as well. We wanted to create a bar that’s cosy with just a bunch of friends but also spacious and functional when it’s packed,” Ninetynine’s Jeroen Vester told Dezeen in an interview. Walls, ceilings, coloumns, air conditoning, built in furniture, everthing is wrapped in wood an thus creates a very cozy and at the same time kind of luxury feeling. Ninetynine maps up concepts for retail spaces, offices, small bars and large hotels.

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By: Magnus Busch

Photos courtesy of Ewout Huibers