Rumors Restaurant

Architecture & Interior Design of Retro Style Bar & Restaurant

Boat Avenue | Laguna | Phuket | Thailand
Private Client
150 m²
Concept Design

Inspired by the 1950’s, Rumors will transport you to another time and place that transcends one’s every day routine, through a narrative that allows you to escape into a memorable time experience. The design employs a mix of Art Deco, Modern, and Tropical Architecture which creates a sophisticated and casual environment perfect for lunch, romantic dinner or for a late night speakeasy feel.

Arriving at Rumors, you will be first greeted with an oversized vintage light up signage of its name, followed by a light and tropical feel with a mix of Art Deco. A customized geometrical handrail leads the guests to the entrance which passes by a terrace hosting wooden tables with aged steel bases, and customized pattern chairs. The windows and door are a mix of square and circle shapes, synonyms of that era.

The building accommodates an L-shape service zone with a separate entrance for staff lavatory, f&b storage, kitchen & Bar, creating independent access with easy flow for delivery and operation. 

Rumors features a polished terrazzo floor with geometrical patterns, unique wall finishes materials, luminaries, and decorative pieces with a bold look, which gives Rumors its strong but charming character. All furniture is customized, such as tables with brass bases, marble tops and brushed brass edging, navy corduroy long benches, antique brass pendant lamps hanging down from the double height ceiling.

The lively conversation will take place around the main feature of Rumors: The Blue Bar. Blue quartz for a counter, black carved stone as the base, brass skirting and foot rest, art deco teal color leather chairs, those are some of the elements that makes the blue bar an eye-catching feature of Rumors. Right above the bar, a brass modular ceiling supports the beautiful signature orange luminary PH. 5  by Poul Henningsen. Last but not least, an impressive silver tinted blue antique mirror running along the entire length of the bar background, lined up with brass and glass shelving complete the look of the distinct bar.

The restaurant dedicated an entire wall to honor the way rumors used to get spread. The wall is mounted by numerous colorful vintage telephones, old radios, and televisions, complementing the corner coral velvet built-in booth. This cool diner-style set up will bring you back in time.