Joburg’s MESH Club in Rosebank has been shortlisted for a global design award. The International Hotel & Property Awards are held by design magazine design et al, and winners are chosen by online voting. MESH is one of ten shortlisted in the Bar/Club/Lounge category.
The bar and members’ club was designed by StudioA, a Joburg-based boutique interior architecture firm. The designers state that art – by South African masters JH Pierneef and Maggie Laubser as well as contemporary works by the likes of Skullboy – was a big driver that influenced design. Pink custom furniture pieces were selected to juxtapose with rust-finish school-style chairs and leather couches.
By day MESH is an exclusive work and networking space for club members only; from 4pm (except on Sundays) the main bar is open to all and the work space becomes one for play.
Other finalists in the category include bars in Saigon, London, Stockholm, Helsinki, Bahrain, New York, Ho Chi Minh, Dubai and Beijing.
Voting takes place on the design et al site here.