inhouse brand architects adds italian flair to south african restaurant inhouse brand architects adds italian flair to south african restaurant
feb 03, 2016

inhouse brand architects adds italian flair to south african restaurant

inhouse brand architects adds italian flair to south african restaurant
(above) the restaurant enjoys stunning uninterrupted mountain views
all images courtesy of inhouse

 

 

 

morgenster wine & olive estate has collaborated with renowned italian chef, giorgio nava, to create ‘95 at morgenster‘ in south africa, a new world-class restaurant located 35 minutes from the city of cape town. the restaurant boasts undeniable italian flair evident in the carefully selected menu and subtle décor. estate owner, giulio bertrand approached nava due to the success of the chef’s celebrated cape town restaurant, ’95 on keerom’. the original ’95 on keerom’ combines the finest italian cuisine with stylish, minimalist interiors, allowing customers to enjoy both food and aesthetics. having completed the design for ’95 on keerom’, as well as all of nava’s other successful restaurants such as ‘carne’, interior design firm inhouse brand architects was the obvious choice for the much-anticipated ’95 at morgenster’.

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the exterior of ’95 at morgenster’ is set in the picturesque location of somerset west, south africa

 

 

 

the inhouse team, led by creative director aidan hart and senior designer annelise botes, decided to move away from the style precedent set by ’95 on keerom’ and instead aimed to establish a brighter, lighter character for the new restaurant in order to complement its idyllic location. the restaurant building sits beside one of the morgenster estate lakes and enjoys stunning uninterrupted mountain views. green vines encompass the ceilings of both the outer deck and the bar area, adding an organic element to the clean lines of the space. some pre-existing elements had to be integrated into the design, such as the chairs, tables and tiling. inhouse’s refurbishment made use of these elements while introducing a sense of individuality and italian influence.

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green vines encompass the ceiling of the outer deck and suffuse a subtle italian charm

 

 

 

the restaurant’s entrance opens up to the bar, which has a neutral yet welcoming colour palette. wooden features such as the bar, the stools, and bulkhead, are key features of the design. these natural materials perfectly compliment the organic aesthetic of the vines spread across the ceiling. the variety of fine art displayed throughout the space is another standout element. artworks by the likes of norman catherine, diane victor, andrew verster and an assortment of other artists, adorn the walls. guests can enjoy fine dining and the opportunity to engage with artworks by some of south africa’s most respected artists.

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the restaurant’s entrance opens up to the bar, which has a neutral yet welcoming colour palette

95 at morgenster inhouse architects south africa designboom
wooden accents are key features in the bar design

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a light, bright character perfectly complements the variety of local art on display

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a hint of depth into the design was added with the dark blue upholstered booths

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large wooden sheets cover the majority of the ceiling

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: juliana neira | designboom

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