le braci restaurant | cucina italiana | warszawa | 2021| cooperation: karolina jakowiecka, zuzanna spaltabaka | vases: malwina konopacka | photography: grupa ferment
Plates exposing food, interior design putting plates at display! Shattered porcelain, cracked crockery, smashed china - we used debris to revamp interiors of former Brasserie Warszawska into new italian kitchen concept of Daniel Pawełek - a Warsaw renowned restaurateur. Playful colours of Biel Mozaic terrazzo used inside twinkle against deep dark green walls and ceiling of this space that dates back to late fifties. After dusk large windows show even more colours decorated by hanging lacquered panels and Malwina Konopacka's vases. At the entrance we designed a composition of nearly 600 plates put against the wall in piles that are seemingly about to fall into pieces. In this project we used finally over 1000 kg of smashed crockery from Ćmielów - one of the first polish porcelain factories opened in 1790. It was used to produce elements such as slabs cladding bar and wall in VIP room or to finish window sills. We also employed smaller fraction of china in our customly designed pendant lamps and sconces. The modern geometry in our design was inspired by the circular form of the plate which was then decomposed to create shapes of green wall vinyl tapestries or window decorations. To put limit to wasting we reused old elements of interior, and introduced sustainable materials such as Biel Mozaic which recycle porcelain or Bolon vinyl carpets made of plastic waste.