Greek modern: Taverna design raises the bar

15 : 05 : 2011 Crafted Locale : Traditional : Handmade

Mykonos – Design practice K-Studio has re-created a traditional Greek taverna on the island of Mykonos, but with a modern twist.

Alemagou by K Studio, photography by Yiorgos Kordakis Alemagou by K Studio, photography by Yiorgos Kordakis
Alemagou by K Studio, photography by Yiorgos Kordakis Alemagou by K Studio, photography by Yiorgos Kordakis
Alemagou by K Studio, photography by Yiorgos Kordakis Alemagou by K Studio, photography by Yiorgos Kordakis
Alemagou by K Studio, photography by Yiorgos Kordakis Alemagou by K Studio, photography by Yiorgos Kordakis
Alemagou by K Studio, photography by Yiorgos Kordakis Alemagou by K Studio, photography by Yiorgos Kordakis

In designing Alemàgou, K-Studio drew on traditional Greek elements, incorporating them into a modern bar concept. A natural reed-thatched roof and dry stone walls form the shell of the taverna, while the smooth screed cement floor with painted white accents adds a modern look.

The pumpkin shell lighting adds a hand-made element to the design, and complements the modern pine furniture.

The use of traditional techniques and design elements is further explored in our Primitivism Inspire feature.

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