Davis Ink (staging.davisinkltd.com), a leading Southern California interior design firm responsible for some of the most unique nightclub and hospitality venues, has announced the opening of its latest innovation at Time nightclub in Orange County, CA. The new ambiance at Time was gained through the combination of fanciful theatrical lighting, enhanced sound, and a completely unique interior design. “We wanted to create an environment that will stand up to and surpass the expectations of our client, as well as our community,” stated Davis Krumins of Davis Ink. “A place that will remain relevant for a long period of time.” Davis Ink undoubtedly accomplished this goal, even though its creative team had their work cut out for them.
The space where Time is located was originally designed as a Nike Town retail store. Davis Ink was tasked with creating a space that would offer guests a club experience unsurpassed by anything found in L.A. or Las Vegas. Challenged by budget and time constraints, the team at Davis Ink was creative with construction methods and building materials, even to the extent of designing fixtures and furniture rather than purchasing expensive predesigned items. “Although the space had been abandoned for many years, it was filled with all sorts of cool architectural details,” added Krumins. “The two-level building shell was composed of three intersecting circular spaces. These organic shapes allowed us to break away from the standard rectangular nightclub layout. By removing the ceiling in the center circle space, we created an approximately 35-foot ceiling that would become the ceiling of the dance floor and stage.
This enabled us to create a huge central theatrical lighting chandelier to fill the vertical space.” A pre-existing three level staircase was removed and the remaining elevator shaft wall beyond was reframed to accommodate a 35-foot custom L.E.D. wall. This wall became the backdrop for the stage and the funky ‘Alice in Wonderland’ inspired D.J. booth. By eliminating most of the interior walls, Davis Ink was able to open up the entire space and offer visual access to the dance floor and stage from anywhere in the club. Two smaller, circular rooms were transformed into large circular bars and the intersection of three circular spaces allowed the creation of an amoeba shaped dancefloor with three tiers of biomorphic shaped bottle service tables around the perimeter. “By designing a space with literally no straight lines, we were able to create an incredibly dramatic, sexy, and magical environment, which is very unique for a large nightclub,” said Krumins. True to its roots, Davis Ink used high-level creativity in producing furniture and fixtures for Time. The main bar is composed of “funky” organic components, such as tree branches supporting backlit bottle shelves, a boxwood-faced green soffit, and snakeskin fabric panels.
The secondary bar is made of honeycomb inspired hexagon panels, a random mix of backlit bottle displays, and green, silver and black upholstered panels. The front bar consists of hexagon screens framed in barn wood. There are several very cool custom light features as well, including a 35-foot diameter chandelier with green hat shaped lampshades suspended with 2-inch diameter rope staggered between. The ceiling above is a kaleidoscope composed of black and white female silhouettes. All this, plus a 20-foot tall champagne display and an entry surrounded by custom butterfly wallpaper. “This is an incredibly special project for us as it’s right in our own backyard, literally walking distance from our office,” said Davis. “The project offers us a wonderful opportunity to provide something fantastic for the people of Orange County.”
For more information about Davis Ink go to staging.davisinkltd.com or call 949.723.0975. About Davis Ink Ltd. The design team at Davis Ink Ltd. create spectacular commercial interiors and exteriors for clubs, restaurants, and hotels using unique materials and experienced craftsmen. As a full-service interior design firm, Davis Ink’s services include, but are not limited to floor plans, elevations, reflective ceiling plans, custom millwork, and custom lighting. Davis Ink designs each of its venues to be comfortable, usable, and most importantly, memorable.
Fun Fact: Want to know why it’s Davis Ink, not Inc? Before Auto Cad technology, Davis Krumins would draw his highly-detailed designs by hand with a ruler… hence the Ink.
Latest Review: OC Register, Antonie Boessenkool (Staff Writer) http://www.ocregister.com/articles/club-728993-sutra-mesa.html “Costa Mesa design company Davis Ink is behind the decor. Its list of projects includes clubs, bars and restaurants in Southern California and around the Southwest, such as Parq Nightclub in San Diego and Fusion Ultra Lounge in Anaheim.”