After Vanity, the time has come for Pleasure. Adam Wiercinski of the wiercinski-studio studio, one of the three winners of the Architectural Award of the Wielkopolska Voivodeship granted yesterday in the Young Artist category, already has several interior design projects to his credit, in which he not only shapes their space, but also personally designs original furniture or furnishings.
The aforementioned Vanity is a dance club located in a historic building in Poznań, where the designer decided to leave the traces of the past that create the atmosphere, developed a coherent style for the interior and designed a series of furnishings tailored to the character of the place. Equally comprehensive, although on a much smaller scale, the architect prepared an interior design for a small pizzeria in Warsaw with a particularly pleasant name.
Pizza bar Ple asure is located in the center of Warsaw, in a small establishment with a large glass window through which passers-by can look inside. The pizzeria is housed in a space of just 30 m² and a height of as much as 5 meters. Despite such difficult dimensions of the premises, the designer managed to fit in a separate kitchen, a dishwasher, a toilet and a guest area, which can seat as many as twenty-four customers at a time!
The main division of the interior - into a guest area and a back-of-house area - is marked by a wall not reaching the ceiling, set parallel to the pizzeria's glass display window, behind which, as if behind a screen, are hidden the dishwasher and the toilet. The kitchen is separated from the guest area by a high bar, at which one can also sit.
The backdrop for the Adam Wiercinski-designed furnishings consists of square ceramic tiles arranged in a gradient pattern of alternating glossy and matte stripes in shades inspired by the colors of pizza dough. The beige tones on the walls are broken by the expressive colors and geometric forms of the furnishings and the materials chosen to finish the interior - the designer used granite and marble, among others, which he says form a loose interpretation of non-obvious Italian inspirations.
space separates wall lined with beige ceramic tiles
photo: PION Studio
All of the furnishings, i.e. the bar, tables, benches and lamps were designed and made individually for this establishment. The most distinctive element is the 2.5-meter-long orange chandelier hanging above the common table, which emphasizes the height of the room, adds Adam Wiercinski.
Furnishing elements of Adam Wiercinski's design
photo: PION Studio
Ola Kloc: What was the priority for investors?
Adam Wiercinski: The priority for the investors was to arrange the functions in a small place in a sensible way.
Ola: The premises, where the pizzeria is located, has a small area (30 m²) and a large height (5 m). How to functionally design such a difficult space?
Adam: The most important thing was not to divide the premises with walls, so as not to intensify the impression of small area to height, hence the open kitchen, which is separated by a bar. Technical rooms are hidden behind a wall - a "screen", which does not close the space, but adds decorative value.
Ola: What influenced this choice of materials, colors and textures?
Adam: I wanted the background to be warm in a palette of earthy grays and beiges with the assumption that this would be broken up with various geometric shapes and color accents.
furnishing elements of Adam Wiercinski's design
photo: PION Studio
Ola: What was the most difficult part of this project, and what are you most pleased with?
Adam: It was certainly difficult to fit into a rather low budget when designing, but we also managed to design and make some furniture for this project, and so I'm pleased with the original final result.
Ola: This is not your first project for which you design original furnishings in addition to interior design. What does such a holistic design process look like?
Adam: It's a holistic complete design process for me, in which I fulfill my artistic ambitions by designing small forms as well. In past projects with relatively small budgets, where you can't afford expensive backdrops or accessories from well-known furniture brands, this is my design answer to the question of how to achieve a unique realization.
Ola: Thank you for the interview!