28 Dec 2011 • Dutch Design
Dutch studio Tjep. has realized its latest project in Bergen, the Netherlands.
The Fabbrica restaurant was modeled after train cabins, giving patrons a sense of privacy as they dine in cozy pods. Slightly elevated, these pods can be accessed by a two or three-step ladder.
The Bergen restaurant features more raw, open materials as opposed to painted surfaces; this was done as a cost-effective way to reflect the current economic situation.
‘It’s not time for “bling bling” anymore,’ Tjepkema says. ‘People want more authenticity and less entertainment.’