Atlanta is the home of Tom Dixon‘s first hospitality project in the US! The British designer’s project consists of a speakeasy in the heart of Georgia, featuring a copper bar and those magnificent copper pendants that resemble molten metal.The reservation-only lounge goes by the name of Himitsu, which means “secret” in Japanese. It was created by the London-based Design Research Studio, with its architecture and interiors studio overseen by Dixon and launched in 2002.
In this new 1,300-square-foot space (121 square meters), the design team decided to incorporate a wide range of materials and furnishings to achieve an environment that feels “raw yet sophisticated”.As the studio said, the space is “Inspired by Japanese mixology and American prohibition, Himitsu is a darkly theatrical speakeasy, peppered with the rich colors and textures”.Visitors must possess a keypad code to get into the lounge. Once inside, they step into an anteroom with floors and walls sheathed in black-stained oak.A sliding door leads from the foyer into the bar – a linear, double-height space with a mezzanine.The Himitsu bar is part of Dixon’s recent “invasion” to the US. The UK-based designer recently opened a mesmerizing showroom in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood, along with a shop in Los Angeles.