This is another beautiful and elegant work by Karina Wiciak from Wamhouse. It shows you the expressive colours of splashed paint in combination with elegant and modern colours of white and silver as the base. Description from Wamhouse:
“Pracownia” is the tenth project of the collection “XII”, designed entirely by Karina Wiciak.
The restaurant is called “Pracownia” (which in Polish means “workshop”), because it was designed as a light pastiche of a painter’s studio. The most characteristic features of the interior are colourful blobs, because almost the entire interior of the “Papiernia” has been splashed with paint, from floor through furniture to the ceiling. It was not designed to be youth interior in the pop-art style, but to be modern, elegant restaurant. That is why, beyond the blots, the white and silver metal finish dominates.
To the topic of painting studio, some other design elements have been matched.
Structural columns resemble enlarged paint brushes.
Glass, pendant lamps and table tops have a shape of palette.
A bucket (of course a paint bucket) is present both in the design of tables, chairs and pendant lamps. Brush ends (sticking out of a bucket placed in the table) are used instead of the usual candles or table lamps.
Since the whole interior is designed like a painter’s studio, also the toilets cannot deviate from the topic. Therefore, the design of compact toilet bowl and sink also uses a form of bucket, and the counter top and mirror are mounted on a large easel.
Interior design of the Pracownia” includes:
-dining table “wiadrostół” (which in Polish means ‘bucket table’)
-white chair with coloured blots “zachlapany” (which in Polish means ‘splashed’)
-floor lamp with colourful dots “zachlapana” (which in Polish means ‘splashed’)
-white hoker chair in a form of a cut bucket “wiadrohokerr” (which in Polish means ‘bucket hoker chai’)
-white pendant lamp in the form of a bucket “wiadrolampa” (which in Polish means ‘bucket lamp’)
-high bar table with glass top “paleta” (which in Polish means ‘palette’)
-white armchair in the form of a cut bucket “wiadrofotel” (which in Polish means ‘bucket armchair’)
-white pouf in the form of a bucket “wiadropufa” (which in Polish means ‘bucket pouf’)
-glass, pendant lamp “paleta” (which in Polish means ‘palette’)
-compact toilet bowl “wiadromiska” (which in Polish means ‘bucket bowl’)
-inset sink “wiadroumywalka” (which in Polish means ‘bucket sink’)
About the collection “XII”
The collection “XII” will consist of 12 thematic interior designs, together with furniture and fittings, which in each part will be interconnected, not only in terms of style, but also by name. Each subsequent design will be created within one month, and the entire collection will take one year to create. Here, visualization is to constitute more than a design, which is thrown away after implementation of the interior design, but mainly an image, which has a deeper meaning and can function individually. These will not be interiors made to a specific order, but designs based on the author’s fantasy and his fascinations of various sorts.
It will be possible to order a specific interior design in the form of adaptation of the selected part of the collection, on the basis of exclusivity. The author’s assumption was not to create trite, fashionable interiors, but non-standard places, full of symbols and metaphors, at the borderline between architecture and scenography. Due to their nature, these are mostly commercial interiors, intended for use and reception by a larger group of people. Yet, it was not supposed to be an art gallery, in which art is merely watched, but places in which it could be put into use and to do virtually everything – depending on the purpose and function of the premises. The author of the collection did not strive to artificially ascribe ideology to random ideas, but rather to make the entire design readable and coherent, and at the same time to design every item specifically for the given interior.
Design of Cafe or Restaurant