Monochrome

Monochrome

Architect
Lagranja Design
Location
İstanbul, Turkey | View Map
Project Year
2016
Category
Bars
Lagranja Design

Monochrome

Lagranja Design as Architects

The Spanish design studio Lagranja, has rehabilitated a space situated in the old Brewery in Istanbul founded by the Bomonti Brothers from Switzerland. In this space they made a statement using elements from analogical photography. This is how Monochrome becomes a stylish place to be, where all the traditional elements of a photo studio are displayed in every single corner.

photo_credit Lagranja Design
Lagranja Design

Monochrome Brasserie wants to borrow essential features from a professional photo studio, such: light boxes, diffusers, and umbrellas. The concept playfully juxtaposes different materials and surfaces retaining some features of the pre-existing structure like space where a singular louver is placed, right there some images by Turkish professional Photographer Mr. Tahsin Aydogmus are spread out, and below it, the high-back sofas specially design for this project. The concept is also visible in the bar designed to be a huge light box where the visitor can spot a collection of diapositive slides found by the studio members in Istanbul flea markets. Old camera showcases and photography books complete the setting and give a great atmosphere to this new and trendy space.

photo_credit Lagranja Design
Lagranja Design
photo_credit Lagranja Design
Lagranja Design
photo_credit Lagranja Design
Lagranja Design

Material Used :
- INTERIOR PUBLIC AREA
- FLOORING: grey and orange hydraulic floor tiles (20x20cm), solid oak floor stained in medium grey and marble (existing in the premises - historical).
- CEILINGS: expanded metal sheet lacquered in medium grey and existing wooden beams stained in medium grey.

- WALLS:
existing walls painted in grey covered by 15x15mm natural oak slatted lattice. Lower floor tiled in stained oak soffits.
Existing glass enclosure.
Existing columns veneered in medium grey stained oak.

- OUTDOOR PUBLIC AREA
- FLOORING: raised platform of natural thermo-treated Iroko boards laid at 60º.
- BAR AND SERVICE AREA
- FLOORING: Existing marble tiles. Interior of bar non-slip paving.
- CEILINGS: existing ceiling and installations cleaned and repainted in dark grey.
- WALLS: glass enclosure in the lift shaft. Oak veneered wood cladding stained in medium grey.
Graphite marble cladding under backlit shelves. Existing wall painted in medium grey.

-Tailor-made furniture:
- INDOOR PUBLIC AREA.
- Communal table made of solid reclaimed pine boards and black varnished tubular iron structure. Lighting under black iron sheet shelf.
- Back-lit communal table. Black iron frame with two layers of glass: first in opal glass and second in transparent glass to house the slide display. Tubular black iron structure.
- Sofas with wooden structure, bottom in black iron veneer, and Neowool upholstery.
- Service points created in stained oak veneer. Top, sides and back in graphite marble.
- Display cabinets with solid natural oak wood structure and clearglass on MDF base in black iron veneer.

- OUTDOOR PUBLIC AREA
- Communal table with black powder-coated tubular structure and solid iroko wood lattice top.
- Service and sales points with black HPL interior structure and solid iroko wood lattice back and sides.
- Menu stand and welcome post made of black iron structure, bent black iron sheet and solid iroko wood lattice.

- BAR AND SERVICE AREA
- Bar with backlit front. Black iron frame with two layers of glass: first in opal glass and second in transparent glass for displaying slides. Tubular black iron structure and interior with waterproof plasterboard soffit.
- Backlit shelves of opal glass and solid black iron tube UV-welded and anchored to the structure of the hoistway enclosure.
- Coffee service unit with bent black iron back and black iron interior structure.
- Interior/exterior bar with bent black iron front and black iron interior structure.
- Interior counter with structure in medium grey stained oak veneer and black graphite marble top.

Commercial furniture:
- INDOOR PUBLIC AREA
- THONET 75cm high stool in black stained beech wood.
- THONET medium stool of 65cm in bleached beech wood.
- THONET chair in bleached or black stained beech wood.
- BERRY table 75cm high with square top (60x60cm) in natural oak plywood and black iron foot by LAGRANJA DESIGN.
- 75cm high BERRY table with round top (Ø70cm) in graphite marble and black iron base by LAGRANJA DESIGN
- 90cm high BERRY table with square top (60x60cm) in natural oak plywood and black iron base by LAGRANJA DESIGN
- BERRY table 90cm high with round top (Ø70cm) in graphite marble and black iron base by LAGRANJA DESIGN
- Pouf "THE OTHER ROOM" with interior structure in plywood and bicolour Neowool upholstery by LAGRANJA DESIGN

- OUTDOOR PUBLIC AREA
- BERRY table 75cm high with square top (60x60cm) made of solid iroko wood lattice and black powder coated iron base by LAGRANJA DESIGN
- BERRY table 45cm high with round top (Ø65cm) in graphite marble and black powder coated iron base by LAGRANJA DESIGN
- BOLD CLUB SOFA with medium grey lacquered aluminium frame and black ribbon. Medium grey canvas upholstery by LAGRANJA DESIGN.
- BOLD CLUB ARM CHAIR with mustard lacquered aluminium frame and black ribbon. Upholstered in LAGRANJA DESIGN medium grey canvas.
- chairs and stools with rust imitation powder coated metal frame and brown elastic band seat. PARLA

Technical lighting:
- Existing track spotlights lacquered in medium grey.
- Existing track spotlights lacquered in medium grey.
- Wallwasher" LED strip on aluminium profile and opal diffuser.
- Flexible LED strip.

Decorative lighting:
- Table lamp mod. FOLLOW ME by MARSET.
- Photographic equipment, SOFTBOX and HEAD mounted on scissor lifts modified for Monochrome by SERFOTO.

Project Credits
Products used in this project
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrand
Table lampMarset
FurnitureThonet
Chairs and stoolsParla
Product Spec Sheet
Table lamp
Furniture
by Thonet
Chairs and stools
by Parla
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