Interior architects Studio Modijefsky and interdisciplinary designers Studio Molen are responsible for the design of The Roast Room. The interior has been designed with great detail and has been hand made by the contributing parties - from the furniture pieces, the bars and the butcher, to the special lighting, the tiling and the bronze doorknobs. The studios have worked together before on Deenik’s first restaurant, Visaandeschelde, just a stone’s throw away from his new business.

On the first floor of The Roast Room you will find a brasserie-style restaurant. Sitting at large cutting boards you have a view of the kitchen and a bar with large copper beer tanks hanging above it. In the marble bar, display windows showcase the goods of the in-house butcher’s shop. By turning a giant wheel, the butcher opens his shop window so guests can see him cutting and boning the meat.

A stairway resembling a chopping block leads to the Rotisserie on the first floor. Here, a creamy white bar, a pitch-black kitchen and a sky of brass light fixtures make up an intimate setting for some fine dining. The centrepiece is a light sculpture, Ginger Blimp, which connects the two floors. Studio Molen made this monumental chandelier, just like the other bronze works, especially for the restaurant.

Transparency and durability are the main ingredients for The Roast Room and this is made visible in the restaurant’s design. Studio Modijefsky and Studio Molen created an interior with an open, robust and timeless character. The attention and love for the food being served echoes in the dedication with which the interior has been made. 

Project: The Roast Room

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Program: restaurant

Assignment: interior design for a 2 storey restaurant, graphic identity and more

Status: realised April 2015

Size: The Roast Bar ( ground floor) 325m² & Roast Rotisserie ( first floor) 278m²

Client: Michiel Deenik

Design: Studio Modijefsky; Esther Stam, Natalia Nikolopoulou, Kristina Petrauskaite, Kasia Nowak

in collaboration with: Studio Molen

Photography: Maarten Willemstein

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