Spatial design for the renovated coffee palace 'Prošperin' in neo-renaissance building on island of Hvar, Croatia.
The design concept was influenced by the elements found in the space. The early 20th century frescos were hidden under the layers of lime plaster and wall paint. Distressed parts of the walls are restored with the plaster in the old, traditional practice. Vintage floor tiles are preserved as well, and patched with the new monochrome tiles.
The coffee palace was closed since the early 70s, so the old furniture founded inside, inspired the new design of the cabinets, counter bar, etc. The idea was to show the layers of history and to continue where the people before us has stopped, so the new furniture and fixtures are used as the reference and homage to the ones that were last in use, but in a contemporary way.
Take a look at the Prošperin brand strategy and visual identity project.
Spatial design: Željka Zrnić in collaboration with Dražen Grubišić
FF&E and CMF design: Željka Zrnić
Cabinet 2D drawing
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