Flask is a brand new cocktail bar in Shanghai which hiding its entrance behind a vintage Coca-Cola machine situated within a cheery sandwich shop called The Press.

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“Considering that Shanghai has already seen its fair share of hidden speakeasy-themed bars and lounges we decided to build suspense and break it in an entirely unexpected fashion,” said Alberto Caiola, who handled the branding and interior design. “In order to maximise impact, we would need to execute the project in a fundamentally different, distinct way, building expectations and genuine surprise by creating contradictory, anachronistic aesthetics.”

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