Jackie is the name of a song from the British Scott Walker, but since last April it’s also a bar in Helsinki. A bar with green and tanned chromatics, in an art deco and minimalist aesthetics.
This nostalgic bar, Jackie, was conceptualized with the intention to evoke a Milanese bar from the 70s.
Joanna Laajisto, the designer, explains that she was given a briefing with a streaming list with Italian lounge music from the 60s and 70s, and French cosmic disco from the 70s. That was the way that the owner of the space wanted for her to understand the feeling.
The chromatic palette is composed of a dark green, leather upholstery, dark wood, and marble. The designer wanted to create an atmosphere of a hotel reception, but without the rooms upstairs.
Laajisto explains that the dark green walls and ceiling take you to a Milanese bar from the 70s, and the Pipistrello table light from Gae Aulenti (1965) helps enhance the illusion.
There are live DJs which play a huge part on the bar atmosphere, and she gave them a lot of value to their boot. The cabin was designed with sapel wood together with the service bar, which helps them differentiate from the uniform green background that fills the space.
Photographies from Mikko Ryhänen.