Black Rock Bar

  • Prize
    Jury's Favorite in Interior Design - Hospitality: Bar and Restaurant
  • Company/Firm
    hcreates interior design
  • Lead Designer
    Hannah Churchill
  • Design Team
    Alex Davies, Yicheng Zeng
  • Interior Designer
    hcreates interior design
  • Photo Credit
    Brian Chua, Graeme kennedy
  • Location
    41 Fumin Road, Shanghai China
  • Client
    Black Rock
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Black Rock is a Whisky lover's nirvana. Originating from London, bringing flavor to the forefront and helping people discover Whisky in a new way. We worked with the Shanghai team to convert an unassuming corner site on the popular Fumin Road in downtown Shanghai. A simple black façade with strips of filtered light marking the doorway, Black Rock subtly welcomes you in. A project of contrasts: light and dark, smooth and rough. The space balances the classic with the current to create a uniquely accessible experience.
The centerpiece of the space is their huge, tree trunk table, with two Whisky aging channels dug into the two-ton imported Erima log, from Papua New Guinea. The glass-covered channels are lined with American Oak on the left and French Limousin Oak on the right, each holding 21L of whiskey, which is served straight from the pouring taps at the end of the trunk.
The space is moody and dark, with a soft, amber glow playing on the liquid’s color. Brass detailing, leather finishes and custom lighting create an elevated look while still maintaining a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.

hcreates is an award-winning interior design studio based in Shanghai and Hong Kong, dedicated to offering curated interior concepts for hospitality, office, retail, and wellness spaces across Asia.hcreates works with like-minded clients to achieve diverse concepts, designed to create engaging and thoughtful spaces.hcreates is honored to be included in the China Architectural Digest AD100 in 2017, 2019, and 2023 and featured in local and international media such as Architectural Digest, Frame, Interior Design China, Residence, and many more.

Other prizes
2017 AD100 The Clinic 2019 AD100 New Zealand Central 2023 AD100 Bold Wellness Club, Black Rock 2022 Black Rock 1-a&d HK Awards shortlisted-Best Bar & Restaurant 2-BLT Design Awards-Winner Best Restaurant Design, Honorable Mention- Interior Design 3-International Space Design Awards Idea-Tops 2022 Entertainment Space Design - Global Top 5