biancoebianca combines soft shapes with colorful terrazo in dramatic romanian restaurant

biancoebianca combines soft shapes with colorful terrazo in dramatic romanian restaurant

architecture and interior design studio biancoebianca envisioned jess, a theatrical restaurant and bar located in the west part of romania. given a comprehensive project, the designers were tasked with designing the concept, branding, interior design, furniture design and visual identity for the 145 sqm space. the project resulted in a vibrant, two-toned space filled with playful shapes in sophisticated finishes.




biancoebianca’s project follows a contrast of bright and dramatic colors with a strong geometrical language that repeats throughout the space in different materials, shapes, colors and objects. simple patterns and and various materials are combined to create a minimalist, yet lively interior. the childish, refined approach of the studio adorns the restaurant to create an environment suitable for any audience.




the design divides the restaurant and bar in three distinct spaces. the first space is a raw, salmon-tinted area complete with concrete ceilings and a polished concrete floor. the orange-lit space gives off a warm atmosphere that hosts a few dining spaces for two. the middle space features theater-esque decor, breaking the rules of the design and separating the bar into its own space. within the box, blue predominates the color palette, making it a more dramatic area.




in the central space materials change from raw to more refined, with a ribbed bar topped with a colorful terrazo. the bar’s backdrop features three arches and is illuminated with spherical fixtures that light the space in cooler tones. the ceiling matches the striped bar aesthetic and adds a textured, overhead surface. the space also includes a built-in orange bench, with terrazzo backrests and a mix of velvet fabrics. a half-circle mirror at the back extends the room and reflects the bar’s arches.




the last space returns to the rawness of the orange area, yet keeps the blue hue. it boasts bubbly, cushioned seats upholstered in pink and deep blue velvet, which give off a more lounge-y vibe. the customized tables are made with the matching terrazzo, connecting this last space with the rest of the restaurant. the multiple shades of blues bring back childhood memories of exploration with color, that result in a dynamic design.




the half-circle shape and the terrazzo pattern are recurrent motifs throughout the restaurant that create a cohesive design. the half-circle is present in the restaurant’s logo, some furniture pieces and decorative elements such as the mirror at the center of the space, and is also an important symbol for biancoebianca studio.




another of the key elements for the interiors of jess is the customized resin-terrazzo pattern, which was designed and made piece by piece by the studio, out of acrylic resin. the same multicolor material is applied on the tabletops, backrests, bar door details and the bar countertop. bubbly shapes and a strong color palette paired with changing textures and patterns make jess a dramatic and dynamic interiors project.




project info:


interior design, visual identity and architecture: biancoebianca

project name: jess

project type: hospitality – restaurant and bar

location: calea torontalului nr 50, timisoara, romania


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edited by: cristina gomez | designboom

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