atelier sergio rebelo, in collaboration with designer mary jordan, complete ‘odeon’ — a bar, restaurant, and club dedicated to creative communities. odeon is a contemporary social club in the bohemian heart of estonia’s capital city tallinn. the design team aimed to generate an atmosphere which exudes elegance and expresses a leafy ambience framed with copper hues, a warm corridor and giant mirrored pillars throughout the space. the space is situated within an industrial neighborhood — characterized by 19th century-era textile and metal factories — which is now considered to be among the most rapidly developing areas of the city.

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all images by felix laasme



with the introduction of odeon, sergio rebelo and mary jordan bring new life to a mid-century soviet building. the space is flooded with natural light with views that are both urban and quiet. inspired by the sequential spatial organization of a train, the layout begins with the restaurant’s vestibule, with two large vintage chandeliers at an entrance filled with art and eclectic artifacts.

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guests next encounter a lounge and dining area expressive of the classic diners of california, here translated with a new and unexpected combination of materials: terrazzo panels, handcrafted tile, rosewood, copper and recycled plastic chairs. at the far end, guests discover a warm colored room clad with orange wool and cork wall finishing — during the day this room is used for private events while it is dedicated to music and dancing in the evening. the materials have been developed in collaboration with companies in portugal, estonia and france. the pavements have been customised by RMC, the tiles are handcrafted in portugal by the company viúva lamego, the wool fabric has been produced by burel and the recycled-plastic chairs have color matched to blend with the spatial environment.

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project info:


project title: odeon

design direction: atelier sérgio rebelo + mary jordan

collaborators: joana portela, martin saar, jaanus haallik

location: 82 kopli, tallinn, estonia

photography: felix laasme