The Charlatan is a bar and lounge located in The Commercial Drive area of East Vancouver. This street has many food establishments and as such is very much alive at night and also very competitive. The concept for the new Charlatan interior was to achieve a classic hideout aesthetic using only highly stained, varnished and veneered plywood, red leather and 1mm thick brass accents. The brass accents are in the form of lighting sconces and Chandeliers that have a very severe surface layered over very simple curves.
The resulting combination created a warm ambiance with a touch of high end opulence for very little money. The Charlatan has since become the busiest establishment on the street since the renovation.
This project was produced with Scott Cohen Design.