Location: Riga, Latvia
Team: Zane Tetere – Sulce, Elina Tetere
Photo: Maris Lagzdins
The interior concept is focused around the planned functionality of the space – a gastropub. The existing advantages of the space, namely brick walls and concrete floors are embraced. A slightly ethnic feel permeates.
An arched wall serves as the compositional centre and is clad in timber planks. A free-standing bar “grows” from the wall in both directions and is finished in the same timber material. Both bar and table surfaces are made of a wet-proof veneer. In the back of the space a floor-to-ceiling bottle rack is both practical and a striking visual element.
We painted the ceiling a dark grey-blue, which is fully matte, so it looks velvety deep. The brick walls are painted in a light colour which resembles the natural colour of yellow bricks.
The furniture is bespoke. The lamps are handmade from wholesale sugar sacks. The wall tapestries are a stylised element of Latvian ethnography.