Grass Skirt is a Tiki bar concept designed by Davis-Ink in Pacific Beach, San Diego. Since we at Davis-Ink thrive on creating “funky”, bizarre and W.T.F. environments, we were thrilled to be a part of a team that pushes the boundaries and encourages thinking in a totally non-traditional way.
The goal was to create an incredibly fun, positive and socially interactive dream world. An environment that is 100% about fun and celebration. Tiki is about ritual, presentation and the process of preparing and consuming exotic drinks and food. Davis-Ink, therefore, worked very closely with the bartending and food staff in order to “showcase” the entire experience.
From a design perspective, we wanted to create an authentic Tiki environment in a nontraditional way. We incorporated a fine balance between authentic Tiki and progressive 2016 design. We took classic materials, artifacts and lighting and then reconfigured them in completely new never before seen ways.