Art Bar Cologne: Architectures of the Night

Urban design meets nature in our dream-like suspended Absolut Art Bar.

If you found yourself at Colognes contemporary art fair, Kölner Liste, this year, you might have stepped into a seemingly timeless nocturnal world: Absolut Art Bar “Architectures of the Night”. 

Designed and concepted by Berlin-based artist, Michele Ormas, our Art Bar in Cologne blurred the lines of time, space and reality. Inspired by the Neo-Noir film Dark City, where aliens trick humans into believing that they live in eternal night, we lead guests into the nocturnal world of #AbsolutNights and played with their senses.

Once inside, guests encountered a sensory “virtual tower” suspended 5 meters above the bar. The hanging metal construction featured a mix of sounds, lights, architecture and projections showing vast fields of wheat in homage to our key ingredient: the hard winter wheat grown in fields surrounding our distillery in Åhus, Sweden. 

The combination of the natural wheat fields and urban space served as a reminder that any bottle of Absolut Vodka, anywhere in the world – even served in a man-made urban tower –  has the same distinctive character and taste. Produced from start to finish in one idyllic tiny village in Southern Sweden before making its way to #AbsolutNights across the world.