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Caffeine and Cocktails: a talk with Michael Bogle

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A talk presented by Michael Bogle

Sydney's coffee shops and cocktail lounges of the mid-20th century were new modernist architectural developments aimed at the era’s youth audiences.

The architects and designers of the city’s new coffee shops and cocktail lounges were, however, responding to an archetype established by the Sydney milk bar some two decades earlier. These three typologies were generally designed to accommodate the tribal activities of three novel social groupings.

The milk bars beckoned to the tribal “Bodgies and Widgies”; Sydney’s coffee shops drew “Smart Set” urbanites and bohemians attracted to design and visual arts; and the cocktail bars lured a new class of male and female “urban sophisticates” in search of perfect cocktails and conversation. An illustrated talk. Caution: Strong Language.

For enquiries call David on (02) 9878 2511

Michael Bogle is a design historian specialising in Australian architecture and design. Most recently, he published a chapter, Most recently, he provided a chapter, “Corridor of Power: The Prestige and Promise of Insurance and Banking Architecture.” in Sydney's Martin Place (UNSW Press, 2016) His books include Design in Flight, a treatment of the Marc Newson design of the QANTAS A380 airbus interiors (2009); a book of essays, Designing Australia (2002) and Design in Australia 1880-1870 (1998).

IMAGE: Hugh Buhrich. Lorenzini’s Coffee Lounge, Elizabeth Street, Sydney, ca.1950. State Library of NSW.

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