Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Praq Amersfoort Restaurant by Tjep

Praq restaurant by Tjep

A new unique restaurant concept from two wonderful entrepreneurs at Praq by Tjep that would welcome parents and their children without looking like a playground. The first Praq restaurant opened it's doors shortly after and became quite succesful and well-known. After 5 succesful years our client realized that the formula had the potential to become a restaurant chain, thus opening two new venues is 2008. Presented here is the first of the two that opened in Amersfoort, Netherlands. Again Tjep tried to create a restaurant that is inspiring and fun for children, while being comfortable and enjoyable for their parents.

Praq restaurant by TjepPraq restaurant Interior

The space is characterized by a monumental farm style roof composed of huge massive wooden beams. Within this space we tried to create a playful world by placing furniture and elements that form crossovers between objects and furniture or furniture that refers to the space itself.
For example a table becomes a window, a bus or a kitchen. The six meter high construction in the center looks like an abstract cloud evoking something of a colorful game while contrasting nicely with the handcrafted architecture.

Praq restaurant InteriorPraq restaurant by Tjep

One space is reserved for children and their parents while the other is reserved for adults. The adult space clearly fits the same world only here the accent is more geared towards cosiness and style. By the way Praq means mashed food for children in Dutch, however, the plates sereved at Praq are very refined and tasty.

Special items:
Window tables, Tunnel benches, Movie house, Play table, Car table, Bus table, Kitchen table, Drawing table, Balancing dish table, Dish lights

Project Team
Frank Tjepkema, Janneke Hooymans, Tina Stieger, Leonie Janssen, Bertrand Gravier, Camille Cortet.

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