Somewhere downtown, a brand new playground tucked away in the basement of a nondescript building in the business district, has opened its doors.
The 6,000 sq ft space is the brainchild of Singapore-based lifestyle group Limited Edition Concepts (LEC), who are also behind the New York- style bistro and lounge, The Vault.
Welcome to kyoÌ, a rhythm nation where the most talented local and global electronic music DJs play up to the dance floor fever. A space where music meets urban art. A space which reflects the taste and refinement of the well-heeled set.
The new nightclubstands out in a sea of nightspots with its unique status, making a statement with its minimalist makeover, with echoes of a contemporary Japanese design of linear lines juxtaposed against textured, earthy tones.
You will be greeted by a dark wood door framed by earth-toned panels. The anticipation heightens as you walk past the doors to descend the stairs. The symmetrical, creamy wall panels backlit with a gentle glow – a foil to a dramatic art piece in the stairwell – teases you to explore what lies beyond even as you drawn in by the crescendo of intensifying vibrations of the percussion-laden beats from within.
KyoÌ’s custom design is led by LEC and Singapore-based architectural design firm, Fuur Associates. Although kyoÌ embraces the principles of Japanese design, she embodies a cosmopolitan and urban appeal. And with style comes substance.
In today’s haphazard musical landscape, kyoÌ pays tribute to quality sound The diverse repertoire appeals to even the most demanding musical palate, with the seductive disco-infused grooves and other times, edgier music fare. kyoÌ is outfitted with the American- made EAW system, with a purity which makes the entire space sound as though it were a studio.
Your eyes will be immediately drawn to two striking, mirrored bottle displays made of mild steel and glass, each measuring 6.5-m long and suspended from overhead beams. Befitting kyoÌ’surban, cosmopolitan spirit, the three-counter bar is lavishly stocked with an international, premium list with at least five different brands/ labels for each category of spirit, wines, sparkling wines and champagne.
Accompanying the international selection is a boutique collection of Nihon-shu. kyoÌ’s fine sakes include Umakaramansaku Umakuchi Junmai, Seikyo Maboroshi Jyunmai and Dassai Junmai Daiginjou (award-winning Dassai Sake Brewery in Yamaguchi Prefecture).
83 on Club Street is the introduction of an innovative new bar and dining concept.
Urban art, progressive sounds and a kitchen offering an innovative, French-inspired take on food gives 83 an instant cult allure, similar in spirit to places you might find in London or New York.
Just like the food, there is nothing expected about the design concept. Conceived by The Stripe Collective for Deliciae, 83 displays a playful blend of Steampunk and Urban Free Radical influences.
It’s an environment where the visual dialogue is "Jules Verne meets Banksy for a beer and escargot". As with the ever-shifting streets in which Urban Art originated, from month to month 83 will never look the same. Urban artists are invited down to do full wall paste-up's. These gritty, raw and playful works are framed by copper walls, Georgian panelling, leather Victorian chairs and contemporary lines. Not to mention the handcarved lifesize tigers that await you.
83 launches with five giant urban art paste-up’s by Sheryo, Mojoko, Kristal Melson, Speak Cryptic and Eric Foenander; five rising stars of the underground art scene in Singapore. Works by new artists will revolve every 6-8 weeks. Watch this space! High-quality, limited-edition prints are also available from the bar, priced at $83.
Holding true to the statement that ‘it’s better to eat at a bar than drink in a restaurant’, 83 offers a sophisticated drinks and cocktail list, French-inspired bar bites and sharing plates that use only the freshest and highest-quality ingredients.