Area 460 m²

Location Budapest

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.

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We wanted to use the 460 m2 complex, divided site advantageously, so we designed unexpected, fairytale-like connections between different rooms. Every room has its own function and character, but in the end it all fits together as a mosaic and they form an identity for the whole volume. The spaces follow each other in a dramaturgical order in terms of use of materials and furniture. These spaces lead the user towards the dance floor, which serves as a destination for the site. As the rate of usage getting higher the materials get rougher. The counter is the central element of the beautiful brick domed street facing space. This counter draws attention by its red copper top and the ultramarine blue and claret ceramic front made uniquely by Gábor Eszterhazy.




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.












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