- Article by Online Editor
- Photography by Monty Coles
- Architect Fitt De Felice
roofPOP! is a new pop-up champagne bar installed on the rooftop of Melbourne’s Curtin House by Melbourne architects Fitt de Felice.
The bar is designed to be temporary, sustainable and fun – and is inspired by the fantastical world of Alice in Wonderland. The design concept for this summer bar places visitors inside the champagne bottle: curving green walls adorned with hundreds of plastic glasses replicate the look of the bubbles rising inside the champagne bottle, while the curvilinear orange surfaces of the bar and seating areas mimic the signature orange sash of the Veuve Cliquot brand. A gold-lined entry references the foil wrapping of the cork.
Delivered on a tight time frame and with a limited budget, the design incorporates simple materials in an imaginative way. The floor is lined with SmartGrass, while plastic shot glasses are used to create champagne bubbles along the walls. The illustrations created for Veuve Cliquot by Florence Deygas appear on the tangerine and red wallpaper that lines the surfaces within the roofPOP! bar.
roofPOP! is being run by the team from the Rooftop Bar and Cinema on the top level of Curtin House, and will be open until the end of the summer.