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HomeBedroom DesignContrasting parts fill Imperfecto restaurant in Washington DC by OOAK

Contrasting parts fill Imperfecto restaurant in Washington DC by OOAK


Marble, wooden and brass are among the many eclectic supplies present in an upscale eatery in Washington DC that was designed by Greek-Swedish studio OOAK Architects.


Positioned within the US capital’s West Finish neighbourhood, Imperfecto serves up a fusion of Mediterranean and Latin American delicacies.

Imperfecto restaurant
Imperfecto is a Mediterranean and Latin American restaurant

The restaurant was designed by OOAK Architects, an Athens- and Stockholm-based studio, with enter from the photographer and artwork director Yiorgos Kordakis. OOAK gained the fee by an invited competitors.

Whereas designing the area, the group took inspiration from Mediterranean motifs, reminiscent of a blue-and-white color scheme, together with the restaurant’s general essence.

Wooden maître-d stand
Upon coming into, one finds a maître-d stand made from burl wooden

Imperfecto is described as a “culinary expertise whose imperfection derives from the divine synthesis of seemingly incompatible parts, worlds and aesthetic identities”.

Rectangular in plan, the restaurant seats 98 friends. The entrance of the home is split into three zones: a bar, a principal eating room and a chef’s desk.

Interiors by OOAK
OOAK paired impartial tones with splashes of blue

A personal eating room and outside seating have been lately added.

All through the eatery, the group paired impartial tones with giant splashes of blue and white. In every area, white partitions and partitions have various textures and replicate gentle in numerous methods.

Drop-shaped, glass fixtures
Drop-shaped glass fixtures grasp overhead

The restaurant has a blended materials palette that features wooden, terracotta and marble. Rooms are fitted with customized furnishings by OOAK and items from main manufacturers and artists, reminiscent of Verpan and Marset.

“OOAK Architects has used diverse, high-quality finishes and genuine supplies together with Greek and Italian marbles, in addition to brass and wooden from completely different components of the world, creating contrasting textures throughout the area,” the group mentioned.

Upon coming into, one finds a maître-d stand made from burl wooden, together with handmade ceramic items by Athens- and London-based artist Melina Xenaki.

To 1 facet of the foyer is the bar, which options giant arches and bespoke lighting by Orbium, together with an summary mural-photograph of a Greek quarry by Kordakis. The room’s snowy white, marble bar is lined with crimson crimson stools.

Snowy white marble bar
A white marble bar is lined with crimson crimson stools

To the opposite facet of the foyer is the primary eating room, which is adorned with picket tables and chairs lined in Kvadrat material.

Overhead are drop-shaped, glass fixtures by Swedish artist Simon Klenell. The lighting emit a heat glow that’s meant to simulate the “consolation of the solar over the Aegean”.

Restaurant by OOAK
Curved leather-based banquettes line the again wall

Alongside a again wall in the primary room, the group positioned a row of “silos” with leather-based banquettes and spherical tables. Overhead are curved enclosures that assist create a pod-like feeling.

Adjoining the primary room is the chef’s desk space, which is fitted with a communal desk made from elm, leather-backed chairs and a cylindrical, brass lighting fixture from Orbium. The again wall is roofed with a zigzag-patterned display screen made from terracotta tile from Mutina.

OOAK, which stands for Certainly one of a Form, is led by Maria Papafigou and Johan Annerhed. Different initiatives by the studio embody a concrete home that cantilevers over a rocky cliff on the Greek island of Karpathos.

The pictures is by Jennifer Chase and Yiorgos Kordakis.

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