Las Vegas, NV
MGM Resorts International
Jaime Biondo Photography
Inspired by the Mesoamerican history of Mayaheul, the original ‘Mama Rabbit’, this tequila bar doubles as gambling oasis and live music venue amidst the entertainment of the Park MGM. Exotic murals, and explosive colors draw patrons into this vibrant world of Oaxacan themes, celebrating the Aztec Legend of the Agave. Much of the bar’s design draws influence from Mexican architect, Luis Barragan, in addition to the geometric forms of artist Okuda San Miguel.
Seeking to reinforce Barragan’s strong architectural presence, great care was taken to integrate the lighting into the distinctive sections, consisting of a 26’ tall courtyard, a two-story glass bar display, and a barrel arched lounge. Making full use of the tall ceilings was essential to outline the various steps and niches of the architecture. Hidden lighting within the brickwork and glass bottle displays would reveal the various dimensions and spacious proportions of the room.