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A taste of the Caribbean hidden within the walls of a factory? 370 Studio Project

20 of September '22

How to develop an interior, in which we can still find historic tracks? Does gastronomy located in post-industrial buildings always have to go in the direction of industrial style? Paradiso Restaurant and Cocktail Bar, for the arrangement of which 370 Studio is responsible, shows that the direction can be different.

The authors of the project are Michal Miszkurka, Anna Sliwka and Katarzyna Westrych-Pavy. Paradiso was located on the site of the redeveloped Norblin Factory in Warsaw. The venue opened in 2022.


Paradiso restaurant and cocktail bar

photo by Aleksandra Miszkurka | © 370 Studio

impact of the place

The building in which the restaurant was located was not one of the easiest arrangements. Historic elements of the factory, such as the original walls, pillars and tracks formerly used for transporting cargo, were taken care of by conservationists.

The modern function of this space had to be harmoniously integrated into the post-industrial architecture. Our task was not only to incorporate, but also to expose the elements indicated by the conservator," says architect Michał Miszkurka of 370 Studio.

First of all, it is worth noting the tracks running in part of the hall. Next to the black-and-white ceramic tiles on the floor you will find glazing, under which are hidden preserved steel rails, formerly used to transport cargo from the factory.

Na podłodze obok czarno-białych płytek znajdziemy przeszklenia, pod którymi ukryto zachowane szyny pociągowe

On the floor, next to the black-and-white tiles, we will find glazing, under which preserved train rails have been hidden

photo by Aleksandra Miszkurka | © 370 Studio

departing from industrialism

The designers from 370 Studio also did not want the arrangement to be dictated solely by the industrial style, so typical for the interiors of restaurants opened in former factory buildings, such as Warsaw's Norblin Factory. Therefore, an interesting mix of styles was decided upon.

The restaurant serves dishes of so-called Fusion cuisine combining diverse culinary traditions from the Caribbean Sea region. This kind of gastronomic style also dictated the interior design. Above all, it was decided to rely on the frequent presence of rattan, from which openwork lamps or pieces of furniture were made. Above all, we can find a lot of oak wood, ceramics in the form of tiles and cladding.

Obok zieleni istotnym elementem kreującym przestrzeń jest rattan

In addition to greenery, rattan is an important element creating the space

photo by Aleksandra Miszkurka | © 370 Studio

The eclectic character of the interior was to combine colonial style together with boho style. Hence the choice to introduce rattan, dark bottle green, as well as unusual accents referring to countries in the tropical climate. An interesting touch referring to the restaurant's name is a mural based on Lucas Cranach's painting Adam and Eve. It is not a literal copy, but an author's paraphrase, complemented by white neon.

Ciekawym akcentem jest mural oparty o obraz Lucasa Cranacha

An interesting touch is the mural based on a painting by Lucas Cranach

photo by Aleksandra Miszkurka | © 370 Studio

Jungle room

In addition to the colonial style delicately mixed with boho, an important defining factor of this space is greenery. Practically in every part of the premises you will find plenty of plants. From small palms, monsters, ficus trees to dense ivies hanging from the ceiling. In addition to the classic green, you will also find matching green color. Hockers at the bar, some of the tiles on the wall or the color of the lodge - all these elements of Paradiso are finished in green.

In combination with the white and black floor, this gave an optical, slightly surreal effect of infinity," points out architect Michal Miszkurka.

Zieleń pojawia się w tym wnętrzu nie tylko dzięki zieleni, ale również płytkom i akcesoriom

Green appears in this interior not only through greenery, but also through tiles and accessories

photo by Aleksandra Miszkurka | © 370 Studio

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