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The team at Ippolito Fleitz Group doesn’t mess around! If you ask them to build a high-end restaurant at a good value, while respecting the clientele’s need for simplicity and speed, they will race to their drafting boards and create an award winning space. A space that not only exceeds expectations but fits every detail desired by your clientele.
Last month IF Group finished their second Holyfield’s restaurant. The aforementioned popped up in Berlin, and the first was completed last November in Frankfurt. The restaurant aims to provide diners the whole package – quick, affordable, quality food, enjoyed in a clean and contemporary design. IF Group used design and technology to achieve a speedy eatery that meets everyone’s needs by using a “sophisticated ordering system that gives diners more time to eat.
Holyfield’s wants you to relax at your table rather than wait in a queue. The restaurant guests can order at one of ten touch screens in the entrance area, which display the menu in image and video format. Guests then take an electronic device to their seat which emits a signal when the food is ready to be collected from a central counter.” This entire process was carefully considered by IF Group in order to custom design everything from the ordering counter, to the touch screen menu units.
It’s always a relief to find a choice of various types of restaurant seating, depending on the occasion of the meal. The design team had this in mind when they created four tiers of seating options starting with “a band of wooden tables with four chairs creates a classic restaurant situation immediately adjacent to the windows. Specially designed pendant luminaries add a touch of intimacy here. The next tier was created by a row of white tables with upholstered, two-seater benches. These five table groups are further demarcated by the slightly raised, dark-wood plinth and the gently lowered ceiling above. A net of taught rubber laces separates the individual booths without impeding the view across the space. The next tier offers guests a seat at a long, bleached oak bar table, contained between columns, in the very busiest area of the restaurant. Finally, four white, six-seater tables at the same height as the long bar table are aligned with the rear wall, which is executed in dark wood slats. Capacious U-shaped enclosures give a final parenthesis to the space. This area affords the best view across the entire room from a slightly more retired position.”
The open restaurant has an impressive raw concrete floor detailed with a floral pattern running throughout the entire space. To balance the acoustics of the hard concrete surface, a specially commissioned ceiling with geometrically patterned holes was created to guarantee good sound absorption. The finished product is a shining example that IF Group did a fantastic job of satisfying the need for fast, delicious food as well as a visual and atmospheric dining experience.
(Photography Provided By Zooey Braun)
Deep in Munich’s Neuhausen-Nymphenburg district, Dentist Mattias Fierbiger chose the space for his new dental office; an old dancing studio in a historical art deco building. The space had high ceilings with magnificent stucco detailing and beautiful oak wood flooring. Though Dr. Fierbiger had a vision for his soon to be office, he decided to call in design enthusiasts Peter Ippolito and Gunter Fleitz of Ippolito Fleitz Group to take charge of the interiors.
The dental office is called Weissraum Dental Surgery, Weissraum meaning white space, which became a driving force for the interior design. All of the historical detailing was kept intact and carefully touched up while hints of gold were added for the feeling of opulence. The waiting room is decked out in unique modern furniture, gold shelving punched into the white walls, and white sheers wrapping the space, reminiscent of a modern lounge to give the feel of hospitality and service.
Throughout the rest of the space fluorescent tube lighting is not only used as a source of light but also a repetitious design element. The office walls are made of glass which is treated with a tiny mirror grid towards which gets tighter towards the center to make the space private. People passing by the outside of the office would only be able to see the flooring and the stunning ceilings.
It is clear, that health care design is taking many new forms, it is becoming less acceptable to design a health care space without the visual consideration of its users. Ippolito Fleitz, a firm better known for their commercial work rather than healthcare, were determined to give the Waissraum patients a new dental experience, which was achieved in many forms!
(Photographs Provided By © Zooey Braun PHOTOGRAPHY)
The Palace of International Forums is, well, exactly what it sounds like. The palace is Uzbekistan’s architectural destination for national and international contact, state events, political and cultural gatherings, along with the occasional schmoozing and sipping with world leaders and urban aristocrats.
The creatives at Ippolito Fleitz Group headed up the design of this massive international project which held an astonishing list of more than 500 architects, designers, and project managers. The team united together to give the interiors a contemporary form, while incorporating elements from traditional Uzbek architecture.
Exclusive materials and elements were gathered from around the world to dress the palace. The walls are covered in mother of pearl, stucco work, and more than 1300 running meters of Swarovski wallpaper. The ebony parquet flooring stands out because it is enhanced with over 32 tons of Carrara Arabescado and Sivic Marble. The ceiling make a visual statement with traditional geometrical Uzbek patterns on a large scale, and Swarovski crystals seem to dance above you in every space with either lighting or decor.
Ippolito took the enormous ceiling and window heights and mixed it with low furniture to create a sense of overwhelming scale for it’s visitors, giving them a feeling of grandness and luxury. The classically classic color pallet of black, white, and gold also add to the luxurious feeling of the Palace. There is a distinctive reason that this building sits in the very center of Uzbekistan’s capital, it is because this is the country’s most important representative building and Ippolito did an impressive job of making sure the space lived up to it’s name.