The design challenge was obvious – how do you create something refined and upscale given the busy and makeshift surrounds? By removing the existing metal grates which occupied the former tenancy, as well installing a drywall finish behind a glass façade, the restaurant hit two birds with one stone. The double layer at the very front end of the restaurant functions as a sound barrier, ensuring patrons an escape from the hustle and bustle of the market. All the while, the sleek and simple interior decor achieves the project’s original impetus.
A skylight was installed above the patio at the rear of the restaurant to flood the space with natural light and providing further opportunity for a greenery area. Almost all decor items were sourced locally including the Hevron stone used for the Patio which was hand-cut just 25 minutes outside of Tel Aviv. Ceramic tableware by local ceramicist Merav Waldman and vases by Out Wandering ceramics combine with the white and neutral plaster walls to suggest the trio’s affinity for rustic minimalism.