"die Feinkosterei" at Neuer Markt in downtown Vienna is a mixture of elegant tapas bar on the first floor and atmospheric fine dining restaurant on the upper floor. It was realized by the architecture and design studio Archisphere with great attention to detail.
Viennese flair welcomes guests on the first floor. The interplay between the old Viennese coffee house tradition and Art Deco elements was deliberately interwoven with modern design by the Archisphere architecture and design studio. Thus, wood paneling and textured plaster meet on the walls. Impressed by the four-meter room height, the generous design and warm materials immediately make you feel at home. The eye is first drawn to the space-defining counter, where countless tapas - Viennese style - are presented. Dark walnut wood paired with a natural stone display case let the thoughts wander to Barcelona. The room supports are an essential design element - they once again emphasize the height and also create zones in the 130 m2 room.
Covered with green textured tiles, they reflect light and create naturalness and warmth. The so-called "apothecary cabinet" is also a room-determining feature. It consists of numerous boxes with mirror elements in the background and offers space for product presentations - primarily experienced wines will be on display here. All of this can be viewed at leisure once you have taken a seat at the bar, at one of the bar tables or in one of the two niches. Here, the architecture and design studio Archisphere sets colorful accents: the yellow upholstery in the niches, the moss-green upholstery of the high chairs and the rust-colored back wall of the high benches. Particularly attentive guests will notice the Viennese wickerwork as a dividing element - a quotation from the Thonet chairs.
If fine dining is on the culinary itinerary, the staircase leads to the upper floor. Harmoniously integrated by the interior designers:inside behind the counter, it arouses the curiosity of the guests. They are surprised by a restaurant with a warm, colorful living room atmosphere, where huge windows flood the room with lots of light and are used as seating niches. Mirrors placed between the windows bring additional light into the interior. The room is staged through different table sizes, the design of the flooring and the integration of art - in the form of wallpaper, paintings and photographs.
Lighting plays an important role in both the Tapas Bar on the first floor and the Fine Dining Restaurant. The variously sized lamps made of glass, metal or wood are reminiscent of Art Deco. Suspended at different heights, they bring movement into the room.
For guests whose primary agenda is wine tasting, they head to the basement of the "Feinkosterei" where they take a seat at a large wooden table - surrounded by open brickwork and wine racks. Here, the architecture and design studio Archisphere has preserved the original and created eye-catchers with refined accents.
Guests who are primarily interested in wine tasting go to the basement of the Wine Cellar, where they are seated at a large wooden table surrounded by open masonry and wine racks. Archisphere architecture and design studio preserved the original and created eye-catching accents.
Photos by Christof Wagner