The team behind legendary Hackney cocktail bar, Happiness Forgets commissioned us to design their second site, Original Sin, in Stoke Newington.

The brief was to create a sophisticated cocktail bar with a relaxed local feel, incorporating wild west saloon-type elements. A non-branded personal touch was key to the design.

The venue features a 10m long bar made of reclaimed 300-year-old Scottish whiskey vats as its centrepiece. Running adjacent to the bar is a drinks ledge supported by salvaged cast iron staircase spindles. Alongside this is a seating area with railway-carriage style four-person upholstered booths. The tables have also been specially designed for the venue - an eclectic mix of old wooden packing casees, zinc studded tops and scaffold pipe bases with wired glass surfaces.

At the far end of the room is a handmade pool table with elaborately carved legs, located within a wood-panelled area of its own. The pool table area is illuminated by a large chandelier rescued from a bankrupt casino, how satisfyingly ironic!