The interior of Carbon is a fusion of concrete, brick, steel, mesh and leather; contrasting against the inviting, outsized Chesterfields, bevelled mirrors and sketches of 21st-century industrial living that cover the walls.
Elegantly architectural, Carbon has been designed to maximise space, privacy and the ability to be seen all at once. The venue contains a large 14-metre bar, as well as a mezzanine champagne bar which hangs suspended over the lower ground floor.
To access the mezzanine, guests climb the stairs adjacent to a two-story champagne wall, filled with some of Taittinger’s most expensive and rare bottles. The toilets continue the theme of industrial glamour and excess.
The walls are adorned with mock blueprints that explain how to handle 20th-century tools. The ladies’ washrooms feature scribbled instructions detailing how to handle heavy-duty machinery, including drills and sanders.
The gentlemen’s toilets show similar instructions; but on second glimpse, the instructions scrawled on to the walls are from the operating manuals for ovens, irons and household objects.