Donnie’s Bar, Sydney Australia: A New York Style Loft Bar with A Touch of Steampunk

by Emporio Efikz
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When designer Luchetti Krelle was asked to create a New York style loft bar to Asian style Tapis on an extremely limited budget he went way out of the box, creating a moody but, warm bar from recycled materials and just a touch of steampunk thrown in for interest.

This bar features old brick walls with crates for shelving. Recycled thick wood planking form the bottom of the bar itself, and the floors have been stripped down to the concrete layer.

Part of the ceiling is covered in dark chain link fences form which small glass globed lights hand from the chain link. Stool made from wood and metal line the bar and serve as seating around the tables.

Photography courtesy, Luchetti Krelle
Photography courtesy, Luchetti Krelle
Photography courtesy, Luchetti Krelle
Photography courtesy, Luchetti Krelle
Photography courtesy, Luchetti Krelle
Photography courtesy, Luchetti Krelle
Photography courtesy, Luchetti Krelle
Photography courtesy, Luchetti Krelle

Large copper piping adds a touch of steampunk style to the overall décor, The large pipes in the bathroom carrying water to the sink as well as having lights attached reminds one of those old steam pipes and lights from earlier times and goes well with the overall old fashioned theme of the bar.

By using recycled materials in the décor of this bar, Krelle has created a comfortable old fashioned feeling environment where anyone would feel comfortable stopping by for a drink or two. Visiting this bar will remind you of sitting and watching television in your favorite old recliner or putting on those favorite old slippers that you love to much to throw out, even though there are newer ones sitting in the closet. There is just something about the overall warmth of this décor that is sure to draw you to this bar.

While this is not the type of place one visits if they want to see a full-fledged steampunk décor the bar is worth visiting for those who are interested in seeing how a few steampunk elements can add to almost any type of décor.

Website : Donny’s bar

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3 comments

Lore Goings 6 janvier 2020 - 17 h 02 min

This is beautiful.

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Zimmerman , Steven 12 janvier 2020 - 4 h 05 min

Wonderful , as a steampumk builder it is a true piece of Art ! Great Job !!

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Anony Mous 14 août 2021 - 19 h 55 min

It reminds me of the public toilets on Wimbledon High Street except the pipework and fittings were made of copper and brass, that were highly polished (except near the joints where there was some verdigris) by the old fellow that looked after the place.. The tiles were mostly white with some in green. Probably Victorian tiles. It was in the summer of 1976, I distinctly remember the urinals being large white monoliths. I was about 11 at the time so its funny how a picture can drum up old memories. The place was closed down soon after, by Merton Council to save money. It’s progress or so they say. Perhaps that is why the Steampunk genre is popular with many people, as it is where the past and future can co-exist.

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