turkish restaurant 2013

Divan restaurants feature a mix match of old ottoman artifacts (from doors to copper and zinc tables) and custom designed objects inspired by traditional ottoman ones. The walls are covered in authentic turkish carpets and kilim patchwork which contribute to a sense of warmth and intimacy. The abundance of carpets and hanging lights are meant to recall the typical busy bazaar feeling. The color scheme is based on various shades of turquoise. Pendant lamps are custom made either in the shape of the Turkish fez or inspired from the nargile base. The table bases shape comes from the moon support on top of the mosque but also from the chess pieces. The floor features Ottoman motifs cement tiles while walls in the bar areas are covered in traditional Iznic ceramic.

collaborator: Matei Niculescu, photo: Cosmin Dragomir

Divan's fast food version: "Divan Express Kebab Butik" brings the same attention to detail and authenticity to the world of fast food. Colaborator: arch. Bianca Beis.