Noticed recently: the soulful, deconstructed interiors of Dottír, a Nordic restaurant in the Mitte in Berlin. Dottír (it means “daughter“ in Icelandic) is inspired by the cuisine of Victoria Eliasdóttir who, after finishing culinary school in Iceland, worked at Chez Panisse in California and later ran the workshop kitchen of her brother, artist Olafur Eliasson. That was when restaurateurs Boris Radcun and Stefan Landwehr approached Eliasdóttir about opening a new restaurant in a vacant house on Mittelstrasse. The result is fresh Nordic cuisine served in a rustic, stucco-walled space, with just the right dose of Berlin-style rustic glamour.
Photography courtesy of Dottír.
Above: The once vacant house was originally a Jewish merchant house from the 1880s. Many of the original details remain, with the addition of vintage furniture and lighting from the 1920s and 30s.
Above: The dining room has the original plaster walls; the wood parquet floors and shutters are vintage but newly installed in the building.
Above: A half wall of stained glass separates the main dining room and bar from the kitchen. (See our take on stained glass in Through the Looking Glass: 10 New Trends for 2016.)
Above: The oak and yellow travertine bar is surrounded by vintage barstools from the 1930s.
Above: A painting by artist Katja Strunz above a Danish 2213 Three-Seater Sofa by Bórge Mogensen.
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