Four of Our Favorite New Restaurant Interiors
Though we suspect nothing will ever hold a candle to what is, in our opinion, the greatest restaurant design of our era, four recently opened eateries around the world are doing their darndest to compete. In Amsterdam, Bar Botanique Café Tropique was designed by the Dutch firm Studio Modijefsky on the footprint of a former gym, and the jungly pink-and-green interior pays homage to its past with geometric rings dangling from the ceiling, trying to contain the plant life the spills into the space. In London, Tom Dixon’s architectural practice Design Research Studio created Bronte, another pink-and-green space loosely themed around British collectors and explorers of the Victorian era (we particularly love the pink concrete bar). In Berlin, Panama, a new restaurant by Contemporary Food Lab, features a stellar art collection including a neon installation by Kerim Seiler and a clock by SU fave Alicja Kwade. And in Barcelona, Servicio Continuio is a labor of love by Apartamento photog Nacho Alegre along with two friends and the interior design firm Masca Studio. The concept is “a place where you can eat well even at a late hour… something like a classic cocktail bar, intimate and warm,” inspired by everything from private clubs in England to the Loos bar in Vienna. Scroll through for photos of each, and by all means visit, eat, and report back!