Mol Fresh Corner Mobile bars are part of an expansion strategy of the Fresh Corner concept - the retail component of MOL gas stations that focuses on gastronomy and groceries - targeting music and film festivals as well as street food festivals. Our design thus draws its inspiration from street food culture and from design elements of the two wheels urban means of transport. Te bars are composed of two elements: a pill shaped bar and a steering mechanism.
The bar is built around a steel structure enveloped in beech baguettes and covered with a solid surface material countertop. It is fitted with built-in cabinets, all-around crash bars that also serve as handgrips for the built-in cabinets, functional two 26" 36-spoked wheels with whitewall tires, one functional chrome dynamo headlight and one custom made branding light box featuring the MOL logo.
The steering mechanism features a functional handlebar complete with grips and a bike bell, an adjustable shading system composed of an umbrella that doubles down as a luminaire, and is fitted with a custom made branding light box featuring the Fresh Corner logo.
The bar’s design, size and construction materials make it suitable for both outdoor and indoor use.
Design Team: Paul-Mihai Moldovan, Victor Stefan
Collaborator[s]: Imagine Tact
Design Year: 2018
Material[s]: Steel structure, Hardwood, Solid surface material
Technique[s]: Welding, Hand crafting and CNC milling
Manufacturer: Imagine Tact
Photographer[s]: Oana Rednic