Commercial interior design and build; bar, brewery, restaurant
An extension of the Lake Placid Pub and Brewery, Big Slide Brewery is an edgier version of the original. The space allows the company to push the limits of beer-making, and also test the success of their more experimental recipes with patrons at the bar. Our vibrant, dynamic design helped establish the updated brand identity, and transformed the plain, 1980s commercial building into an energetic space that customers love to be a part of.
SELECT PROjeCT FEATURES
The spacious interior needed to be designed to comfortably fit a full brewery, barrel aging area, kitchen, bar, and restaurant, without feeling overwhelming. So we used lighting, seating layout and differences in material and colors to create visual breaks. This sectioned the space in a way that flowed well and felt inviting.
The edgier character of the space is achieved through the use of materials. Spray-cast charcoal concrete, blackened zinc panel plating, vertical shiplap and antique door panels give the interior an urban-industrial feel. We also added an element of fun local history : the restaurant tables are actually refinished science tables salvaged from the nearby high school.
New and Unexpected
Lake Placid, NY is dominated by Adirondack-style architecture and interior design. The clients wanted to present patrons with something new, different, and more in line with the urban style of the food and drinks. So, we channeled that inspiration everywhere we could, including the design of the back bar. We included subtle Adirondack elements into design, such as the treatment on the front of the bar. When viewed from afar, the design is a perfect representation the Great Range!
Inside of the Barrel
For the Hostess Stand, we created a modern piece that was still related to the process of aging of beer in barrels. We came up with a design that mimicked the space in between barrels stacked next to each other.
Our design gives customers an exciting sense of surprise as they walk into a simple building and encounter a vibrant, dynamic interior. Rather than fight the look of the existing building, we worked with what was available to offer patrons a unique Lake Placid experience. For instance, the bathroom dividers are repurposed antique doors, and the sink vanities are made of sloped concrete.
We wanted to create a stunning display to welcome visitors when they first entered the space. Using cutoffs from other parts of the project, we bent zinc and hung it in an abstract pattern. The piece sits just below the lights in the entryway, and the zinc functions as a diffuser to shoot light in every direction.