Amsterdam has a new retro café in Centraal Statio. Meet Wyers Restaurant and its accompanying coffee and beignets shop, Miss Louisa, were both designed and realized by Studio Modijefsky and are part of the American hotel chain, Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants.
The Dutch fabric firm, Firma Wyers, used to occupy this location and the designers chose to embrace this heritage by using it as a springboard for their inspirations.
Therefore, textile weaving elements and details abound, from the dark wooden floors that are laid to resemble a woven, herringbone pattern, to the banquette seats which resemble stacked rolls of fabric.
The color tones used throughout are warm and enveloping, with lots of natural touches such as the polished, dark wood and white marble bar, as well as the leather bar stools.
One of our favorite elements is the glass-walled working kitchen that is visible just behind the bar allowing patrons to watch their American-inspired dishes with a European flare, being prepared by American chef, Sam Demarco.
Another unifying element between the two locations is the gray painted ceiling with its exposed pipes and tubes; another reminder of this spot’s working heritage.
Another element that must be mentioned is the large and enigmatic portrait of a young girl above the banquette seats.
The Perry dining chair features a body structure produced in solid walnut wood, which makes it a durable and solid chair. Ideal for this retro restaurant, this chair evokes a sober look that contrasts with metal shoes on its legs, made of polished brass.
This décor element adds yet another familial note encouraging patrons to make themselves at home in a comfortable and elegant setting.
Photo by Maarten Willemstein.
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