Friday, January 26, 2007

The Clinic is a high concept entertainment complex recently opened in Singapore's Clarke Quay district. The 15,000 square foot space includes a restaurant, dance club, retail shop and multiple themed bars with names like Cyanide, Anthrax, Morphine and Amino.

Inspired by Damien Hirst's art work (14 of his works are on display,) The Clinic boasts a "medical chic" theme throughout, from stainless steel kidney shaped dishes, to drinks delivered via syringes, beakers and IV tubes(!)

The interior was designed by Dutch architects Concrete, who arranged the 13 different rooms like a labyrinth of pill shapes.

While one would imagine a soundtrack suited to a David Lynch film in the space, descriptions such as "uplifiting house" *vurp* seem to be at complete odds with the very dark and witty concept. Unfortunate, but that sells at most Singapore megaclubs. I'd still consider the 24 hour flight to sample chef Paco Roncero's 13 course molecular gastronomy menu while seated on a gold wheelchair. (But I've been obsessed with the idea of using medical equipment in a restaurant/bar application since first laying eyes on a scientific supply catalog.)

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