I’m thinking about taking a trip to Copenhagen in the upcoming weeks so it’s very good timing that I saw these images of restaurant Italy. The restaurant is designed by Norm Architects and it has a beautiful blend of Scandinavian design and Italian spirit. The light colors and wooden furniture are given an extra pop by that beautiful blue tone that they’ve used throughout the restaurant. So beautiful and it’s very possible that I’m going to have an amazing Italian dish at restaurant Italy when I’m in town.
Pasta Miasta is an Italian restaurant in the Polish city Gdynia. The restaurant, designed by Paulina Kisiel of Studio TURBO, combines Italian café style with an industrial urban style. The bistro chairs and black and white tiles make you feel as if you stepped foot in an Italian café. The Italian style in combination with the exposed brick walls and exposed pipes give the space a cool urban vibe. It’s lovely how they’ve added some greenery in the space with the wire basket on the ceiling and the plant pots on the wall. I’m in love with the glass paneled steel walls that open up the kitchen. That way you can take a peek and see how your Italian dish is being prepared. Pasta Miasta is a beautifully designed restaurant which you perhaps would have expected in New York. Instead you have to take a trip to Gdynia, Poland to see this beauty for yourself (and eat a lot of pasta, obviously!).
Botanical design is very trendy at the moment and you can definitely see that in Bar Botanique, a new restaurant and cafe in Amsterdam. Designed by the Dutch Studio Modijefsky this bar will get in you in a tropical feeling in no time. Bar Botanique is covered in green walls, ceiling and floor and is decorated with many (tropical) plants. The space, which was formally a gym, a cafe and a bar, has large double height windows that bring in a lot of natural light which is also being reflected by the mirrors hanging from the ceiling. The design of Bar Botanique was inspired by the cafe that was located in this building for more than 25 years, but as you will see they’ve added some tropical touches in the design.
Imagine yourself in France at this new restaurant Le Coucou in Soho, New York. Le Coucou is the first American restaurant of chef Daniel Rose who also has a restaurant in Paris called Spring. Designer duo Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch of Roman & Williams designed Le Coucou restaurant with the idea of making the restaurant feel like a home. Le Coucou has a beautiful collection of vintage Thonet chairs, a bar that resembles a kitchen counter in front of an antique upgraded oak door and a hand painted mural based on the work of Hubert Robert (an 18th-century French landscape painter). I must say I find the bar space in Le Coucou absolutely stunning, I love the vintage atmosphere in this French restaurant Le Coucou in New York.
At The Butcher’s Daughter fruits and vegetables are being treated the way a butcher would treat its meat. They chop, fillet and carve fresh produce into the most delicious dishes and juices. All productes come from surrounding farms and it’s the ideal place for a healthy breakfast, brunch or dinner. The interior of these restaurants fit perfectly with the dishes that are being served here, it is made of natural and industrial materials such as wood, concrete and brick and of course the space is filled with plants. Whether you sit inside or on one of the outside terraces you can have a healthy meal in a beautiful setting at The Butcher’s Daughter.
I’m always looking out for books about interior design and architecture and I have a large post on my tumblr page that I update everytime I find new inspirational books. Today I came across Let’s Go Out Again by Gestalten. This book is filled with interiors for restaurants, bars and unusual food places some of which I have also posted on my blog (f.e. The Jane Restaurant and Väkst restaurant).
Bar Central on the Birger Jarlsgatan in Stockholm is the second Stockholm venture of restaurateur Robert Rudinski. ‘The tank bar’ centres around two horizontal 500 litre stainless steel tanks that, with the addition of a countertop, double as a bar. This restaurant was also designed by architect Frederik Stenberg and artist Jonas Nobel from Uglycute. The shade of green and the zig-zag patterns that were added on the ceiling are similar to the first Bar Central restaurant and the red bar area is a nice contrast to all the green colours. The two contrasting colours look really great together resulting in a diverse, fun and colourful restaurant in Stockholm.
Lily of the Valley in Paris, designed Marie Deroudilhe, is quite possible the cutest little café I have ever seen. An overhead garden is created by the flowers and greenery that hang from the ceiling. Thanks to the mirrors on the wall the overhead garden feels even bigger than it is. The ceiling isn’t the only place for flowers, there are also floral patterns on the benches, the curtain and the wallpaper in the bathroom. Yet despite the vast amount of floral patterns it doesn’t feel like it is too much because of the combination with the white painted brick wall and the original tile floor. I wouldn’t mind sipping some tea in a floral garden in the middle of Paris.
I love these moments when you see images of a space and you instantly get excited about it. When I saw the images of the new Väkst restaurant in Copenhagen I definitely had one of those moments. Even though the restaurant is in the middle of the city it is as if you’re having dinner in the middle of a garden thanks to the large greenhouse, built through the two floors of the space, that is placed in the middle of the restaurant.
I happen to stumble upon the website of Alexander Waterworth Interiors today and I saw this wonderful raw and elegant restaurant in New York. The interior of Musket Room is inspired by the chef’s home country New Zealand. It combines the laid back New Zealand attitude with beautiful luxurious materials such as mid-century furniture, brass light fixtures and indigo leather. I especially love the contrasting combination of the popping indigo blue furniture with the raw exposed brick walls. I’m not going to New York anytime soon, but if you do than you should think about visiting Musket Room in the Nolita neighbourhood of Manhatten.