Trafiq opened in 2012 as one of the flagship clubs in the 5th district’s recovering nightlife scene. We used the bohemian French nightlife culture of the 20s and 30s as an inspiration. In order to achieve this we designed mysterious, sultry interiors with large, heavy curtains, dingy mirrors and warm colored lights.
The beige, old gold, claret and aeruginous colors on other surfaces and the high standard of details reflect elegance. On the other hand, the visible mechanics and the industrial lamps create an opposing affect. This duality goes through the rooms until we reach the dramaturgical climax, the dance floor. Walls that are washed and painted over multiple times and perforated plasterboards, that satisfy the acoustic needs, fuse in this place. The VIP lounge opens from the dance floor separated by velvet curtains. The elegant vibe was reached by the leather sofas and the lights that are reflected on the large mirror surfaces. We cooperated with our graphic designer colleague from the beginning. The typographic and the whole graphical image work together in harmony with the spaces. The dance floor with its glass ceiling, plants and pine decks operates as an interior garden during the day.