The Dutch Design Bureau has restored the old post-war building, opening the fashionable and eclectic restaurant Héroine.
The new restaurant Héroine is located in a modernist post-war building, which has long been abandoned, but recently got a new life. Here, restaurants, boutiques and offices were opened, and the facades and premises were renovated and renovated. For work on the new restaurant Héroine took Dutch design bureau Modiste.
“Our goal from the very beginning was to honor the history of the building and bring it back to its origins: untreated structural elements of concrete, metal window frames and open space, as was supposed in the original design,” the bureau’s designers share.
The entire space of the cafe occupies a large area of 270 m². Designers have created a noticeable contrast between the upper industrial part of Héroine and the lower, chic 70’s. Open pipes, brickwork and warm walls with soft sofas of Burgundy color harmoniously coexist and do not contradict each other. Light wooden tables and a mixture of chrome and rattan chairs further strengthen the atmosphere of Art Nouveau and the 70’s.
The cafe turned out very bright due to the large industrial windows of the building. In addition, the light also passes through disc-shaped lamps built into wooden wall panels.
“The result of our work was a balanced combination of simplicity and drama in design, basic and superfluous materials to show that modernism had another trump card on its sleeve,” the designers say.