i29 has recently completed 'The Kitchen,' a new restaurant located in De Bijenkorf Utrecht, a high quality department store. The brief was to create a unique dining experience which seduces and inspires.
i29 created a concept that expresses freshness and variety; a subtle reference to food in general, and the diversity of flavors presented in the open kitchen area. The layout reveals several spatial experiences throughout the 850 m2 open area, with a variety of seating. From private and cosy, towards more open and bright dining areas.
Different seating areas and atmospheres are created in contrasting materials and colors with a mix from rough to luxe. Fresh food from the kitchen is visible throughout the restaurant, as all partitions are made from transparent colored glass cabinets. The open kitchen area in the center of the restaurant offers a self service system.
Photography: Ewout Huibers