The cuisine served in the Wroclaw restaurant is modern with intercontinental touches. The interior, like the dishes, transports customers with thoughts to the first, distant geographic expeditions and the conquest of new lands. The very location of the restaurant on Pomeranian Island, in a building designed by the Major Architects studio, evokes nautical associations.
The architects of BUCK.STUDIO created an interior that is an equivalent value to the food served here. Without the Portuguese-inspired elements, the bacalhau served here would not taste the same!
The designers used a color palette that characteristically evokes colors associated with Portugal. Saturated ocean green, accents of red associated with the rich culture of Portuguese wine, and calm shades of beige in the form of cork from the southern regions of Portugal.
The first zone features an open kitchen. Immediately after crossing the threshold, customers can see through the glass display cases the chefs at work
photo by PION Studio
The architects separated two zones on 225 square meters of space. The first features an open kitchen. Immediately after crossing the threshold, customers can see through the glass display cases the working cooks. At Martima, one can not only get a glimpse of the culinary creations, but also chat with the chef at the chef's table located at the very entrance. This area is dominated by a raw, industrial style, which is highlighted by steel wine racks, a bar, terrazzo flooring and ceramic tiles, which in turn allude to the atmosphere of a seaport.
The second area is the dining room, which is located behind a cork-finished sideboard with rectangular geometric divisions and burgundy details. All tables are surrounded on three sides by sizable glass windows, allowing customers to observe the river and the city.
All tables on three sides are surrounded by sizable glazing, so customers can watch the river and the city
photo: PION Studio
The impression of a lack of boundaries between inside and outside is further enhanced by mirrored wall surfaces that reflect panoramic views of Wroclaw, making them an integral part of the interior. A dark green perforated ceiling, on which the waves of the Oder River shimmer, serves a similar function. The floor was laid with oblong teak planks reminiscent of a deck.
attention to every detail
An integral part of the project is the visual identity and tableware. Its elements correspond with the interior in both color and material. Graphics allude to modern travel - tickets or timetables, which completes the concept. The white dishes were handmade by a Portuguese artisan on special order. Similarly, a ceramic school of fish hanging from an illuminated glass cube placed in the restaurant's corner window.
An integral part of the project is the visual identity and tableware
photo: PION Studio
Martim is an experience of Portuguese travel, a stop between land and water. An interior that without complexes allows what is outside to gain the status of an equal presence, where intimacy blends with the view stretching beyond the windows.