DList Magazine Summer "Nightlife" Issue 2015 - Page 58

DESIGN ATELIER RETRO VIBES Atelier drome’s modern commercial design skills are showcased from the Eastside to multiple neighborhoods of Seattle. Founded by Michelle Linden and Henry Walters, they believe that a good design can improve lives with an affordable, simple yet significant solutions catered to the owners' unique desires and needs. It was those beliefs that made them fortunate enough to work with Gary Reynolds on his Capitol Hill bar, Revolver (1514 E Olive Way) that won Bar/Lounge Design of the Year in the 2015 DList Magazine Seattle Design Awards. Reynolds wanted to create a space that appealed to his mid-century sensibilities and “felt like your uncle’s basement.” Atelier drome delivered that with retro vibes highlighting his immense record collection and objects from different years to reflect what it is like to decorate your own space. photos by atelier drome architecture www.atelierdrome.com Most of the objects in the space are found, including a pair of light fixtures that were found on the same day at two different shops. Wood beams add a natural element to the space and appear as though they have always been a part of the space, contributing to the retro atmosphere that pairs perfectly with the music.