Kaaiman | Interior Design  project

category Hospitality Design in Hasselt, Belgium

‘KAAIMAN’

- Dutch for 'aligator' - is a bar-restaurant-gentlemen’s club concept,
developed for the ‘Crazy Chefs’.

Aces of Space sunk its teeth in the crazily detailed, multi-layered concept to unify its various aspects into one, welcoming, warm, and unique brand identity. All who enter, are not just entering a room. They are entering another world, ruled by bad boys with a gentleman’s taste for the finer things in life.

ruled by bad boys with a gentleman’s taste for the finer things in life.

Regulars can even have their own personal bottle, which is proudly displayed for all to see behind the bar in a personal bottle cabinet. This ‘tip of the hat’ to the wonderful tradition of gentlemen’s clubs is reinforced by using an actual hat rack in the interior design.

The kitchen and its tools of the trade are partly left out in the open to create an atmosphere of authenticity and honesty, which is also reflected in the raw, industrial feel of some of the materials, including red brick, metal and original wooden panels from the building’s previous identity as a grain facility. Aces of Space faced all of its conceptual and practical challenges head on, wrestled the proverbial alligator into submission and snatched conceptual victory from the jaws of deadlines and budgets.