mercoledì 13 novembre 2013

ZONA Wine Bar and Restaurant in Budapest, Hungary

The perfect restaurant and wine bar should feel like a luxurious and special place to unwind. It should be stylish, inviting and at the same time functional, ensuring a magical drinking and dining experience. ZONA has all expectations covered, with an inviting design, beautiful features and a soothing ambience, plus some added surprises. Designing ZONA was a team effort between interior stylist Heni Kiss and POS1T1ON, with the substantial involvement of the clients. The result of this collaboration, is a restaurant that's a real gem shining bright in its beautiful home city of Budapest, Hungary.

Il ristorante perfetto per sentirsi speciali.  Un posto elegante, accogliente e allo stesso tempo funzionale , un luogo dove potrete vivere la magia di un'esperienza culinaria unica.

ZONA vuol dire Design invitante , bellissimi arredi e un ambiente rilassante. La progettazione è stata affidata agli interior stylist Heni Kiss e POS1T1ON , con il sostanziale coinvolgimento dei clienti . Il risultato di questa collaborazione , è un ristorante che è un vero gioiello che splende luminoso nella sua bella città natale di Budapest , Ungheria .

The space feels special as a result of the atmosphere that the design effortlessly creates, like the calm River Danubethat flows through the city. On the surface this space seems simple and calm but behind the surface and reflected on the ripples of changing atmosphere are exciting hidden depths.

The stunning design is the result of a lengthy development process, during which both the space and the architectural concept developed in parallel. One very clever aspect of ZONA's design is that it simultaneously combines and separates the two functionally different areas - the restaurant and wine bar - by dividing a single space into two clearly distinct areas, both in terms of materials used and atmosphere.

In the sumptuous wine bar, hot-rolled steel has been used on the wall, floor and ceiling and for the construction of the wine bar counter and the wine storage wall. The striking glass window front floods light into the space by day whilst the muted warm materials and colours used in the design make the most of twilight light as it darkens into night.

In the restaurant, ZONA ensures a luxurious dining experience. The gorgeous colour palette gives the space a stylish bold moody feel because of the contrast with the black paint. In the main restaurant area, original features such as the stunning parquet floor have been lovingly preserved, creating a grand yet homely milieu.

This is luxury turned up a notch. On the wall opposite the restaurant‚ is a surface covered along its full width with mirror panels. These mirror panels, mounted at an angle, correct the inclination angle of the rear wall and at the same time reflect the special panorama of Pest seen from the restaurant whilst elongating the room. Masculine elements such as the sturdy bar and robust but beautifully designed seating compliment design flourishes such as the use of metallics and lighting to add subtle sparkle, enhanced in the mirrors’ reflection, adding to the overall atmosphere.