This eye catcher bar-restaurant is the reason I spent last August on the laptop in my summer vacations! I am so happy of this project for so many reasons! At first, it’s gorgeous!! Secondly, it was proposed to me by the architecture office I was working in a period that I was mad with mid-century style, so that I couldn’t believe my luck! See this post to understant. And last reason is that it was my first attempt of choosing fabrics and materials for such a space and I was very affraid of what I’ve chosen. I remember I spent more than 6 hours on the furniture company where my mind had been so confused and I didn’t know if I made something beautiful or a complete disaster! As you can see, the colors and items are so many that they can give you a headache controling them!So, one summer day the architect Roi Giannopoulou (site under construction for the moment) asked me if I wanted to work on a project with style of 60’s. “Hell yeah!!” I said! And then the brainstorming began, the result of it is what you see. “All you need is fun“ is located in the new huge mall in Sofia, Bulgaria, the Sofia Ring Mall. It’s the restaurant of a big interior playground, so it’s addressing to families and kids. The customer wanted it to be in 60’s style, the fun version of it, colorful and bright. And so we did. The characteristics that we’ve chosen of 60’s style were the following: circles, hexagons, the decorative panels with classic mid-century patterns, yellow and orange colors and the many different style of sitting corners. And of course the furniture! I totaly love the furniture we used. It was such a treat searching and choosing these furniture! The dominant feauture is of course the big yellow circles that remind us wheels, where a whole family can sit more privately and enjoy their lunch or a milkshake but for sure enjoy the whole space.The other characteristic we gave was the underwater environment. That came of the large print on the background wall which was in the spirit of “yellow submarine” of Beatles. Also, the playground space near the restaurant has free schemes of multi colored ceilings, so we wanted a connection with it. Only we made all of them in blue shades like we are in the seabed and the lightings, yellow wheels and hanging circles are like bubbles.
Do you remember the mid-century crisis I have recently? It’s in this post and this post for those who need a reminder. So, I made 2 moodboards-shopping lists for you! One for the austere, elegant style and one for the happy, colored one. Chose your favorite and adapt it to your home!
1. Drommen bed from CB2 (850,05€) | 2. 3pieces vase set from CB2 (16,98€) | 3. Tork brass dripping mirror from CB2 (194,86€) | 4. Austin floor lamp from MADE (79£) | 5. Max brass sculpture from CB2 (42,50€) | 6. Zemi stool from CB2 (101,26€) | 7. Elixir mini bar from CB2 (254,42€) | 8. Cut glass bulb from CB2 (6,76€) | 9. Adelle rug black from FAB (599$) | 10. Fringe with benefits throw from CB2 (101,26€)
1. Art print from society6 (17,00$) | 2. Judy throw (99,00$) | 3. Cohen table lamp from MADE (55£) | 4. Esme desk from MADE (279£) | 5. Fetch lamp from FAB (49,50$) | 6. Jonah sofa from MADE (499£) | 7. Fonteyn bedside table from MADE (199£) | 8. Seafoam vase from CB2 (14,42€) | 9. Dakota rug from MADE (249£)
After the austere version of mid-century style in design that I posted recently, I gathered some examples of colored ones! These spaces are of course more funny and maybe more pleasant for many people. They make the old style seem so fresh and modern that you wonder how you hated these furniture some years ago! Personally, I adore mid-century style! I find it super classy and stylish. See for yourselves and tell me what you think!
Especially with this lighting below, I fell in deep love…
If you want some more of it…See HERE a restaurant that in Sofia that recently opened and I was one of its architects and I’m very proud of!! The realisation of mid-century “fun” style!!
Lately I am very very attracted to midcentury style in architecture and design. It is after Mad Men that I watched and loved that I was influenced? Or it’s just fashion that hit me with its arrow..I don’t know…All I know is that this style is a current trend in my field and I love it!
So, after hexagon post I will show you some examples that I collected when I was working in a project of 60’s style last months(I was that lucky!). This post is more about austere version of midcentury style, I have a more funny version for another post, stay tuned!
So, What’s your opinion about midcentury style, is it just me that I like it?