It was wonderful to be invited to help with the restaurant redesign for one of the few 100% vegan restaurants in Norway. Already very established and hugely popular with locals as well as vistors, the clients wanted to refresh the interior to match their ethics. Their award-winning Nordvegan restaurant is a reallforce for actively promoting healthy vegan food and it's benefits, and they have developed a cook book 'Nordvegan - Nature's Food'. The restaurant is also passionate about minimising food waste and avoiding the use of plastic. These values have really shaped the brief.
With some assistance from the clients - site measuring and videoing the spaces - I am easily able to help with remote projects like this.
The restaurant in the genteel Kristian IVs gate area of Oslo has a full height, fully glazed shopfront - giving a complete view in. Workng with exisiting lighting and flooring, the concept was developed using vegan, upcycled and conscious specifications. The layout was addressed to to add adaptable banquette seating and extra space to fit more dining covers. New branding formed the basis for the colour scheme, with feature wallcovering and living wall details. Overhead rafts serve to distract the eye from the vetilation sustem and provide a framework for plants to be added. The existing servery was reclad in renewable timber slats, extending the life of the appliance.
The concept was designed to be implemented in stages. To date some of the stages have been completed.