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Issue 93 · Eastern Europe · October 8, 2013

In Bucharest, Doors as Decor

Issue 93 · Eastern Europe · October 8, 2013

We've looked into reclaimed doors as decor before (see 5 Quick Fixes: Repurposed Doors as Decor). Bon, a large, atmospheric bistro in Bucharest, Romania, takes the concept to a new level in its interior, which is completely paneled in old doors. 

Restaurant Bon in Bucharest Romania via Remodelista

Above: The exterior channels classic French restaurant design.

Restaurant Bon in Bucharest Romania via Remodelista

Above: More than 200 salvaged doors (as well as shutters and windows) were used as paneling. The restaurant is the work of Corvin Christian and Vlad Vieru, two Bucharest-based architects who often collaborate, and, not coincidentally, also work as film production designers. "Central Bucharest and Romania in general is going through a craze of demolishing old buildings, unfortunately, " says Christian. "Our approach is an attempt to keep some memories of the disappearing past." 

Bon Restaurant Bucharest Romania via Remodelista

Above L: Doors with glass windows were used to create a temperature-controlled wine room. Above R: The original paint on the doors was largely preserved: "We left most as we found them, while shades of a few were altered to [work with] the discreet three-tone color scheme (white, blue, and red)," says Christian.

Restaurant Bon in Bucharest Romania via Remodelista

Above: Wine is showcased behind old windows and glass-paneled doors. More than 50 wines are served by the glass. 

Restaurant Bon in Bucharest Romania via Remodelista

Above: To delineate sections in the long main room, the floor shifts from parquet to cement tiles. It's furnished with chairs as varied as its doors.

Bon restaurant Bucarest Romania via Remodelista

Above: Glass-paneled doors create privacy screens around some of the tables.

  Bon restaurant  Bucharest Romania via Remodelista

Above: The Orangerie is lined with old louvered doors in tropical shades.

For more details, see Bon

Here's another inventive cafe in Bucharest. And don't miss our gallery of door posts.



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