XO Bar:
Jim Clemes

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The culinary concept of the XO bar resto deli, which is a cross-over of various gastronomic offers, designed by Jim Clemes Architects, is reflected in the interior design. The design gives each area its individual, unmistakable character and allows the guests to indulge in various culinary worlds. The 700 m2 area has been divided in such a way to give each area its own individual character so that it can function separately, whilst appearing as an entity on the outside.

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Becker’s XO is located in the ‘Posthof’ part of the baroque building complex dating from 1759, in Trier – one of the oldest cities in Germany. The neo-classical, baroque exterior façade contrasts with the industrial character of the former mail sorting centre inside the building. The existing structure and the rough industrial appearance has been maintained, and complemented with new clear shapes.

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The bar is dominated by warm shades and muted light. Dark patinated metal walls encircle the bar and create an intimate, shielded lounge area. The inside of the feature ceiling lampshades are designed with colours and motifs borrowed from the era of European Baroque painting.

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Custom-made seating alcoves which are complemented with lounge chairs and different bar tables, as well as the long bar, invite the guests to spend the whole evening in a cosy environment.

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Images © Erich Francois

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