In a restaurant, everything revolves around the kitchen and the quality of the food being prepared there. But a pleasant atmosphere makes guests feel at home, so interior design also plays a crucial role. You could even say that the interior is just as important as the actual cooking. We increasingly see Dutchbone items used in bar and restaurant interiors and it’s something we’re very proud of! We’d like to share some of these great projects with you here.

Gym & Gin in Rotterdam

In the Prinsenland-Kralingen district you’ll find restaurant Gym & Gin, located next to a gym between Brainpark and the sports grounds. Its name stands for the balance between healthy and ‘unhealthy’. Owners Frank Huson and Maaike Groenewegen saw a new challenge and lots of potential in what was previously a sort of sports canteen. Putting their heart and soul into the project, they converted the old brasserie into a stunning restaurant, in keeping with their own style and vision.

Restaurant Gym & Gin in Rotterdam

Frank and Maaike also took the interior design upon themselves. They chose sturdy, robust materials combined with warm colours, a look that corresponds perfectly with the Dutchbone style. In the restaurant, black steel, concrete and cool tiles contrast beautifully with our black leather Franky barstools and vintage rugs. The spot by the window featuring our comfortable Chester sofa is highly popular. So popular, in fact, that guests frequently make bookings for ‘the sofa’.

Gym & Gin is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, drinks and dinner. They also serve the most delectable drinks. At the weekend you can enjoy a tasty cocktail or gin & tonic at the bar while enjoying the uplifting beats of a DJ spinning vinyl.

At Gym & Gin they serve the most delectable drinks

Drinks at the Borrl Kitchen

“Life is a Borrl!” according to Remi Oerlemans, owner of Borrl Kitchen. And that’s precisely why Borrl Kitchen in Amsterdam opens its doors for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. Situated across from Artis Zoo on the edge of the city centre, this inviting bar is currently the place to go for cosy drinks.

Remi places great importance on the quality of the interior and the guest experience. He translated the inspiration he drew from his travels around the world into a contemporary, atmospheric interior. Besides being warm and comfortable, it is strong and durable. And it needs to be, because the furniture is subjected to intensive use. Barstools play a crucial role in the interior of Borrl Kitchen. After all, drinks are best enjoyed at the bar! It’s no wonder that Remi gets compliments about our Franky barstools on a daily basis. After all, what’s better than having a delicious drink at the bar while seated on such a comfortable barstool?

Borrl Kitchen, currently the place to go in Amsterdam for cosy drinks.

De Kruidfabriek by Lute

In the summer of 2016, Peter and Marieke Lute felt it was high time to transform their restaurant into ‘De Kruidfabriek‘. Besides the new name, the restaurant was given an interior makeover as well as a revamped menu. Herbs and spices used for their dishes are grown in their own greenhouse and garden. The restaurant is situated on the grounds of a former gunpowder factory which is part of The Defence Line of Amsterdam.

De Kruidfabriek by Lute in Amstelveen

Peter and Marieke designed the interior themselves. They first came across our Dutchbone collection during the shooting of Dutch television show ‘Over smaak valt te twisten’ (there’s no accounting for taste) at the events venue EXPLORE (also owned by Peter and Marieke). Our brown Franky chairs fit perfectly with the bespoke sofas and make for cosy seating areas. Dutchbone Cradle lamps made of concrete hang in clusters over the tables and blend seamlessly into the cool, industrial character of the building.

De Kruidfabriek has its own greenhouse and garden