Classic vehicles inform design of Storage Pompen & Verlouw restaurant within the Netherlands


Studio 34 South has reworked a former storage constructed within the Dutch metropolis of Den Bosch right into a restaurant and bar referred to as Storage Pompen & Verlouw.

The studio, helmed by Samantha Ellinson and Chechi Valentine, wished to create a mushy and lightweight, heat and clear setting, throughout the former darkish and industrial mechanic’s house.

Interiors of Garage Pompen & Verlouw restaurant by Studio 34 South

Utilizing car design of the 1930s as a supply of inspiration, the duo researched the finely crafted interiors of classic vehicles.

“It was a world of shiny walnut steering wheels, streamlined metallic particulars, stitched brown and burgundy tones of leather-based seating,” the studio stated.

“It was pure craftsmanship. The purpose was to seize the essence of that aesthetic and convey it into immediately in a totally sudden manner.”

Interiors of Garage Pompen & Verlouw restaurant by Studio 34 South

A curving central bar on the coronary heart of the 180-sqaure-metre house encompasses a shiny wooden prime that’s designed to recall a steering wheel whereas the ribbed stitched leather-based entrance is impressed by automotive seat upholstery.

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The designers stated they chose vibrant heat colors comparable to cherry, peach and orange to create a contemporary palette of tones and textures and prints.

Interiors of Garage Pompen & Verlouw restaurant by Studio 34 South

The place potential, authentic options that have been nonetheless in good situation have been maintained, comparable to the unique pull-up storage doorways, which have been bolted to the previous industrial ceiling.

“We like to play with rigidity like that,” stated the duo of the unique design options. “Not in an apparent and predictable manner however refined and to create a backdrop. It is there, however you don’t should work together with it.”

Interiors of Garage Pompen & Verlouw restaurant by Studio 34 South

The designers additionally utilized corrugated metallic cladding painted in cream to the restaurant’s partitions.

“This is likely one of the most elementary and unexciting cladding supplies, however very related to the aesthetic language of garages and factories,” they defined. “It is reflective and wavy form provides a playful lightness to the house.

Different transformed garages featured on Dezeen embody a half subterranean dwelling behind a timber display screen in East Dulwich, and a 21-square-metre micro dwelling clad in Corten metal in Vilnus, Lithuania.

Images is by Nina van Ewijk

Mission credit:

Design: Studio 34 South
Contractor: Aannemersbedrijf Wijnen BV
Inside builder: Brandwacht en Meijer


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