Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
IkHa Restaurant in Hague, the Netherlands by Oatmeal Studio
August 28th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Oatmeal Studio
Filmhuis Den Haag is an art house cinema located in the city center of the Hague. The building, by Hertzberger, also contains a café, restaurant, library, and an art space: “Zaal 5”.
IkHa is a dining experience by Oatmeal Studio, where the concept of IKEA has been dismantled and translated into a restaurant interior.
IkHa is based on the showroom of IKEA itself. A maze of shelves and rooms to navigate, often multiple times as one reconsiders their choices, and then arrives home with their flat-packed goods to begin the assembly process. Fortunately, they also sell Swedish Meatballs.
Guests fill in their ordering forms with pencils and dinner is served on trays, delivered to the furniture construction at which theyʼve chosen to sit. Visitors can create their table setting from a selection of materials and cut their own tablecloth or placemat from a selection of wallpapers, ready to measure and cut.
“Even the Swedish meatballs are hacked”…and very nice, according to one patron of the restaurant.
This makes it ideal for temporary solutions, events, and festivals, according to the designers.
About Oatmeal Studio
Oatmeal Studio is an interior design and styling studio founded by Rosa Dalle Vedove and Annika Syrjämäki.
Annika has worked in several design fields including costume design, film-set design, and conceptual textile design.
Their approach is informed by several design traditions including the conceptual and playful qualities of Dutch design, the clean, pure style of Scandinavia, and the drama of Italy, the combination of which contributes to their unique vision.
Their collaborative efforts have produced a productive partnership which recently received a great deal of international attention with their IkHa restaurant design.
Oatmeal Studio loves a challenge, and seeks to make the most of any design opportunity, often using simple means to maximize the potential of any space.
Rosa and Annika are fascinated by the interaction between individuals and spaces, and designing the experience of exchange between them.
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