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The Double Club

By | 24th November 2008

Launched on 21st November, the Double Club project is the latest club to bring a difference to the London scene. Created by German artist Carsten Holler, Double Club is an old Victorian warehouse located just beside Angel tube station which holds a double identity. Designed to be a vibrant new public space, the club also unites both Congolese and Western contemporary music and culture.

Set across three rooms, the bar, restaurant and dance club, Double Club has been divided into equal-sized Western and Congolese decorated rooms. The restaurant offers both Congolese and Western food, served on unique Congolese table cloths or Kram and Weisshaar’s acclaimed Breeding Tables, and the room is surrounded by outstanding works of art from the Congo and the West, including a silkscreen paper by Andy Warhol.

The courtyard bar area is also littered with works of art and again offers a reflection of both Western and Congolese culture. With a copper bar with pink neon signs and another bar with coloured plastic chairs, the bar area continues the theme of exhibiting contrasting works of art.

This idea of cultural co-existence is extended further to the dance club where Congolese and Western music alternate throughout the night, reemphasising the alliance of two cultures in real life.