ISSUE 14  |  Dutch Design

Eetbar DIT in the Netherlands

April 06, 2012 3:30 PM

BY Meredith Swinehart

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A pair of graphic designers create a breakfast bar with a whimsical ambience.

Eetbar DIT (which translates to breakfast bar) was designed by Edwin Vollebergh and Petra Janssen of graphic design firm Studio Boot. Though they admit their expertise is not interiors, they do have a point of view on space and reveled in DIT's request to create a restaurant "where both parents and children feel at home immediately."

They played to their strengths with a creative use of color and a generous slate of graphic designs (patterned tiles, menus, bags, blankets, books) for the restaurant. They sourced the furniture from Dutch designer Roderick Vos, who creates durable tables, chairs, and bar stools on a small budget (in fact, so many patrons were interested in the pieces that Vos put the line into production).

Above: The Swivel Wall Light is €399 from Functionals.

Above: Vos designed the laser-cut Bonsai candleholders; €44.

Above: Blankets designed by Studio Boot for DIT "keep you warm on cold evenings, while you're enjoying a glass of wine."

Above: DIT's interior reflects a graphic designer's love of color.

Above: DOS dining tables and chairs by Roderick Vos.