Udine, Italy – A motorcycle workshop seems like a strange location for a lounge and bar, but for Visual Display it made the perfect setting for Filling Station Motel. ‘It proved to be perfect both from a commercial and stylistic point of view, giving form and substance to the project,’ says the design studio. The refurbishment of the former service station involved restoration of the original doors, windows and cladding, as well as the adjacent outdoor area which has been turned into parking for motorcycles.
Comprising a bar, lounge, motorcycle workshop and concept store, the multifunctional space is visually characterized by wire mesh divisions, black arches and large windows, reminiscent of garage doors, which confine the different areas. Versatility was key for the team, and the space can also be used as a venue for music events, parties, business presentations or exhibitions.