The design for Althaus created by PB/Studio, in cooperation with Filip Kozarski, combines traditional rustic elements with fresh modern style statements and is a great example of the wave of fresh design hitting Poland.
From the street, the restaurant gives is evidence to its claim as new and stylish addition to Poland’s culinary scene. Inside, it gets even more exciting where every section has been given a different look and feel unified through twists on traditional Bavarian design that meet modern style head on. The restaurant serves Bavarian cuisine and the decor reflects this throughout. Elements of Southern Germany have been subtly implemented through the inclusion of bottle green in the lamps and chandelier, the dominant painted units, the copper in the stunning bold minimalistic light features and the use of mosaic, referencing traditional beer production in the area.
On the ground floor, white washed panelled walls add a feeling of space, the use of rustic cow hide for the seating and soft furnishings, stripped oak, shelves displaying wine and books and a vintage dresser give the restaurant a homely authentic feel. On the upper floor, the bar and buffet areas amplify this rustic feel with bottle green panelling throughout.
The bathrooms are incredibly enchanting with the fresh balance of the simple brick wall tiles, continued from the main restaurant, complimenting the more ornate original monochrome tiled floor.
(Images from Retail Design Blog)