Mechanical beauty: A new industrial revolution

29 : 09 : 2011 Restaurant : Atelier Mechanic : Bucharest

Bucharest – Architect Corvin Cristian has created the interior for a restaurant and bar in the Romanian capital.

Atelier Mecanic by Corvin Cristian, Bucharest Atelier Mecanic by Corvin Cristian, Bucharest
Atelier Mecanic by Corvin Cristian, Bucharest Atelier Mecanic by Corvin Cristian, Bucharest
Atelier Mecanic by Corvin Cristian, Bucharest Atelier Mecanic by Corvin Cristian, Bucharest
Atelier Mecanic by Corvin Cristian, Bucharest Atelier Mecanic by Corvin Cristian, Bucharest

The designer has retained the industrial aesthetic throughout the interior of Atelier Mechanic, which is housed inside a former factory building. Cristian used reclaimed industrial relics from the 1950s to 1970s alongside vintage furniture and graphic prints.

An L-shaped, solid wooden bar softens the coldness of the concrete floor and metallic furniture, and a bright red painted beam adds a highlight of colour cutting across the room.

‘Romanians have an uncomfortable relationship with their past, which usually ends up in simply erasing it,’ explains the designer. ‘Atelier Mechanic is a take on the industrialisation of the country during communism.’

In the digital age, many consumers are developing a fascination with all things analogue and mechanical. For more information, see the Mechanical Beauty section of our Survivability design direction.

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