Clementine is an intimate cocktail bar in Edmonton’s Oliver neighbourhood. The partners had a plethora of ideas for the space, which we distilled into a coherent design direction focusing on how they wanted the environment to feel: elegant, traditional, and warm. Inspired by themes of nature, our concept for the bar is a modern interpretation of early 20th-century French Art Nouveau.
We implemented the natural Nouveau style while utilizing more contemporary materials and techniques. The cabinet doors and metal dividers were manufactured locally based on custom patterns that we designed. We sourced handprinted wallpaper and hand-glazed tile from American companies specializing in accurate reproductions of 19th and early 20th century products. The light fixtures, furnishings, and finishing materials and colours all support the message and identity of the space.