Client: Zanzibar, Santa Monica, CA
Project: Nightclub design.
A tired English pub in downtown Santa Monica was completely overhauled into an African and Indian themed club in a record 19 days!. The owners of Zanzibar were interested in creating a dark, exotic nightclub. Bedouin inspired, the lounge, double bar rooms and large dance floor became a favorite dance destination for many Angelenos. A large stage often attracted top live acts from around the world and also served as HQ for KCRW dj’s holding court on any given night. The space was furnished with custom designed and upholstered banquette lounges and camel saddle benches. Low tables with moorish printed designs were created specifically for the club. Moody brass lanterns and rich dark hues on hand-painted African inspired walls made for a vibe much missed by devotees of this venue.