Da Portare VIA, Utrecht Restaurant Interior, Dutch Building, Architecture Images

Da Portare VIA Restaurant in Utrecht

Interior Building Development in Holland – Design by Studio Modijefsky

19 Sep 2017

Da Portare VIA

Architects: Studio Modijefsky

Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands

Da Portare VIA Restaurant in Utrecht

Da Portare VIA Restaurant in Utrecht

A new Da Portare VIA opens its doors in Utrecht, with the new VIA identity and design. Studio Modijefsky has created a new spatial identity for VIA, which has been realized in Zwolle and Den Haag and continues to inspire new interiors throughout The Netherlands.

Da Portare VIA Restaurant in Utrecht Da Portare VIA Restaurant in Utrecht

At the core, is a strong design language that can be translated to every new location, creating a family for all the future VIA restaurants. The design principles, consisting of a material library, key shapes and custom designed elements are adjustable to the special quality of each individual site.

Da Portare VIA Restaurant in Utrecht

Combining an array of wall finishes, flooring materials, a series of light fixtures and a unique palette of fabrics and colors. As a nod to VIA’s Italian component, various types of marble, mirror panels and walnut wood appear in the interior design.

Da Portare VIA Restaurant in Utrecht

Playful accents, which were derived from the shape of the logo (diamond or half triangle) to create a strong sense of identity in the interior, are interspersed throughout the space and used to combine materials and integrate signage. The shapes are also highlighted on the benches, the floor, the entrance curtain and the bar.

Da Portare VIA Restaurant in Utrecht

Bespoke connecting elements, which refer to one of VIA’s founding missions – to connect people who share a love of quality – appear in the interior. A petite vitrine on the bar promotes aperitif drinks and a row of custom made benches are paired with specially designed “connection tables” – which effortlessly turn two table tops into a group table by clicking in an extra piece.

Da Portare VIA Restaurant in Utrecht Da Portare VIA Restaurant in Utrecht

Aligned with the top stroke of the window frames, special wooden frames, occasionally angled forward, have been designed to accommodate the pizza menu, bar menu and the VIA logo. These frames form a continuous stroke of individual frames and are enhanced with the addition of indirect light and VIA’s bright yellow colour.

Da Portare VIA Restaurant in Utrecht

A signature in the new design, is the lighting. A colored steel structure hangs from the ceiling, supplying light to the tables beneath it. Several wires with light bulbs drop down from the structure, forming different figures and filling the space with illuminating spheres.

Da Portare VIA Restaurant in Utrecht Da Portare VIA Restaurant in Utrecht

Above the bar, a steel structure outlines the area and steel triangles, reflected in a mirror on the wall, create diamond shapes. Sitting under a crown of light, the bar is covered in subtle grey marble slabs, placed in an angle with faceted edges. An integrated vitrine in the corner displays a comprehensive selection of spirits and gives the bar a quintessential Italian touch.

Da Portare VIA Restaurant in Utrecht

The kitchen houses a round shaped oven covered in white square tiles, emphasizing the presence of the wood fire. The open kitchen of the restaurant acts as a take-out kitchen at the same time, serving wood oven pizzas to the city.

Da Portare VIA Restaurant in Utrecht

Throughout the interior, subtle winks to classic Italian décor make their presence known: from the black and white tiles covering the feet of the bar, vitrine in the bar and the pizza oven. A ravish light box in the shape of a ‘V’ catches ones attention in the entrance. Surrounded by mirrors, the reflections create a profound and memorable VIA moment.

Da Portare VIA Restaurant in Utrecht

Photography: Maarten Willemstein

Studio Modijefsky images / information received 190917

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