Creatives from all walks of life gathered in The Garden area chatting about art, design, fashion, music and literature. There were drinks, food, and the grainy sounds of vinyls churning away, echoing off of the open spaces and painted walls.
The interior features a mini coffee bar, a vintage thrift shop, antique furniture, record players, a yoga wing, a recording studio, and The Vanished Library.
Bardo is a curated urban clubhouse that serves mainly the eclectic Maadi community. It is a space that hosts movement and expression classes, art and design courses, acting and yoga classes, musical events, and culture and film evenings.
Each room is given a name, theme and purpose. The Game Room, The Living Room, The Yoga Studio ... the “Gender Neutral” bathrooms make a statement.
Bardo struck me as a first here in Cairo, a thoughtfully put together space where creative youth in our city can go to work, read, meditate, practice yoga, learn something about music or acting, or just simply hang out.
CLUB KIDS is a Radical project in collaboration with Bardo Clubhouse. It is a visual representation of the people you find gathered at this space, wearing local brands and creating art.
The models are not models at all, but friends of the magazine. The clothes worn are a combination of antique garments, and couture pieces, paired with vintage sunglasses and carefully selected jewelry from local designers.
Photographed by Mohsen Othman.