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Interior design as homage to Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky

2012 | INTERIOR DESIGN | MARGARETE RESTAURANT | FRANKFURT AM MAIN

On 300 square metres, the interior design of the Margarete restaurant combines urban, architectural and culinary history.


The challenge

The design of a café-, bar and restaurant concept.


Our approach

A strongly contextualising interior design concept, which combines tradition with modern international hospitality.


Skills

Concept, planning, design

Credits

Concept, philosophy, name, interior design: Atelier Markgraph, Frankfurt am Main

Selected Vintage Pieces, Frankfurter Chairs: Frank Landau, Frankfurt am Main

Concept lighting, selection for exhibition: Serien.lighting, Rodgau

Logo, business equipment: Atelier Populaire, Frankfurt am Main

Terrace equipping: 2imSinn, Frankfurt am Main

Photographic documentation: Peter Unsinn, Frankfurt am Main

THE RESTAURANT MARGARETE COMBINES THE NEWLY INTERPRETED LOCAL-TRADITIONAL FRANKFURT CUISINE WITH A LIVELY GASTRONOMY SPACE.

The design concept is inspired by the depth of Frankfurt roots. Starting with Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, whom the restaurant is named after, who designed the world’s first built-in kitchen in the 1920s, aptly named “Frankfurter Küche” (Frankfurt kitchen). The concept further encapsulates the selection of chairs and tables, as well as the choice of materials such as copper linen, that highlight the contexts of book production and cooking utensils. 

THE CUSTOMER HAS THE CHOICE OF INDULGING IN EITHER CULTURE OR FINE CUISINE.

The gastronomy is complemented by the accompanied showroom “Fenster zur Stadt” (window to the city), which offers a diverse cultural program and draws conceptual connections to the urban surroundings. This gives the customer the choice of indulging either in culture or fine cuisine. 

Credits

Concept, philosophy, name, interior design: Atelier Markgraph, Frankfurt am Main

Selected Vintage Pieces, Frankfurter Chairs: Frank Landau, Frankfurt am Main

Concept lighting, selection for exhibition: Serien.lighting, Rodgau

Logo, business equipment: Atelier Populaire, Frankfurt am Main

Terrace equipping: 2imSinn, Frankfurt am Main

Photographic documentation: Peter Unsinn, Frankfurt am Main

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