Hospitality Design by Open AD
Restaurant, cafe and hotel architecture and design. Practical and aesthetic. Our unique solutions are full of meaning.
True to the modernist philosophy, the sauna changing room combines form and function, and continues the building's overall theme in its interior. The work of skilled artisans, this is a bespoke solution guided by a respect for craftsmanship and quality materials. Photo by Alvis Rozenbergs.
Green on one side and silver on the other, the curtain serves as a room divider in the event space of Riga's legendary Cafe Osiris. The room is inherently flexible to cater for different occasions and group sizes. Its design builds on the story of the original interior of the main dining room, which has remained largely untouched since it opened in 1994. The cafe's symbol - the Eye of Horus - was an inspiration for the bespoke transformable furniture. Photo by Alvis Rozenbergs.
The lobby design of Riga's Philosophers Residence reflects the building's identity and concept, which honours philosophers J.G.Hamann and J.G.Herder who once lived on this land. An oversized, 12-metre high bookshelf is both a stunning feature and a shared library for residents. We chose and positioned the furniture to encourage using the space as a reading corner or meeting space. Photo by Alvis Rozenbergs.
The chef and founder of Venue 54 pop-up restaurant in Riga wanted to grow some produce on site to illustrate that the distance "from farm to table" depends on our own choices. We built a vertical farm from scaffolding, which has become a striking part of the interior. Photo by Alvis Rozenbergs.
The restaurant is located in an industrial port area near central Riga. We decided to keep the industrial aesthetic but add modern touches to the mix to lighten the overall feel. As a result, the building is a respectful and contextual fit, yet adds a new functionality to the area and directs more people towards it. The walls, ceiling and floors or the "shell" of the restaurant are sturdy and robust while details are filigree. Photo by Maris Lagzdins.
Inspired by the tiny living movement, the cabins at Ziedlejas wellness resort are inherently adaptable. Our bespoke solution includes a "pop-up" table built into the floor and a foldaway bed. Each cabin has a bathroom and additional mezzanine level sleeping area. The interior is intentionally low key for the surrounding natural scenery to take the leading role. The resort is designed for relaxation and rejuvenation away from the crowds. Photo by Alvis Rozenbergs. #cabinlife #wellnessretreat
Bespoke solutions for a cafe interior in Riga. Designed in consideration of the business and its specifics. Balts is a bistro in central Riga, surrounded by office and residential buildings. They prepare fresh food to be consumed fast. The environment allows switching off from our daily duties even if just for a moment. We worked together with metal artist Edgars Spridzans to pull it off. Photo by Janis Viksna. #cafeinterior
Walls are a blank canvas! Here, we used them to add even more character to this contemporary Italian restaurant challenging the norm in Riga. Our design solution conveys the cheeky, daring side of Italian culture which many nations envy. We always start with profound research to find the best ideas, using design as a language to translate facts and concepts. Photo by Alvis Rozenbergs. #restaurantdesign
A skillful combination of colours, textures and materials characterise this Riga restaurant. We chose striking elements like black furniture and an orange divider curtain to contrast with and complement the light and airy shell. Above or next to each table is a bold feature lamp. This is a design from 2013.
The restaurant is located in a former port area undergoing transformation in Riga. Aqua Luna became one of the first reasons for people to go there for leisure. Our design respects the bohemian and industrial vibe of the area while also setting the restaurant apart from its darker coloured neighbouring properties. The entrance sets the scene for the light interior and outdoor patio. A timeless design from 2013. Photo by Maris Lapins. #restaurantdesign
Our interior concept for Snatch considers both the flattering and controversial sides of Italian culture. We took classic elements like the column and paired them with neon. Cheeky grafitti adds light humour and encourages sharing the dining experience on social media. These are just a few of our creative solutions making Snatch a new kind of Italian restaurant for Riga. Photo by Alvis Rozenbergs. #restaurantdesign #restaurantinterior
On the ground floor of a revamped Art Nouveau apartment building in an upscale neighbourhood. The space had lots is original charm but we used shapes, materials and furniture to recreate the sense of historical luxury. This is a cafe to enjoy slowly. We invested as much love and effort into the interior as the patissiers give each cake. Photo by Alvis Rozenbergs. #cafedesign #commercialinteriors
Inspired by modern day Tokyo's sea of neon, and Manga. The washroom of The Catch restaurant in Berlin. Washrooms offer a space to express creativity and brand but usability remains a key consideration. In our projects we always start with profound research to find sources of inspiration and ensure each design is unique to its client. #restaurantdesign #washroom #neonlights
Cock and Bull is a Riga restaurant founded in the principles of slow living. We collaborated with local artist Maris Locmelis who uses the wet plate photography technique. The resulting images show the farmers and producers who stock the kitchen. The slow movement guided all our design decisions. #restaurantdesign #slowliving #wetplatephotography Photo by Alvis Rozenbergs.
Always start with research! We delved deep into Japanese culture to source ideas for The Catch in Berlin. The result is a tasteful mix of traditional elements like timber treated in the 'shou sugi ban' technique and hints of modern day Tokyo like neon and manga-inspired colours. Many pieces like the wood and epoxy resin table are bespoke. Every item has a story. #restaurantdesign #commercialinteriors #designstory #japaneserestaurant #restaurantinberlin Photo by Alvis Rozenbergs.