Biasol : The Budapest Café

In a café in downtown Chengdu (China), the Australian design studio Biasol plunges us into the nostalgic and striking atmosphere of the Grand Budapest Hotel, a film directed by the American West Anderson. A simple design embellished with pastel colors and some extravagant touches skilfully distilled.

Wishing to attract an international audience to their café, located in the heart of Chengdu, the owners, fond of the famous film by Wes Anderson, asked Australian designers to take inspiration and recreate the special and neat atmosphere.

This unique rectangular double height 22 10 wide piece, painted in pink and pastel green, thus hosts a long gray marble bar in front of small square tables made of the same material. At the bottom of the troquet, a mezzanine concealing toilets, contains additional seating.


"Our project is inspired by the magical and memorable atmospheres of Wes Anderson's film to create an invitation to travel with a whimsical twist. " Jean-Pierre Biasol, designer

In order to recreate the impression of symmetry, very present in the cinematographic work, the designers have designed arches of 5 wide meters hosting the shelves of spirits and benches emerald green velvet. A nod to the absurdity of the world imagined by the American director, round steps in dark gray terrazzo embellished with neon pink leather cousins ​​enthroned in the center of the room, and trompe-l'œil stalls are scattered around the place. .

A funny intervention, poetic and fantastic.

To learn more, visit the site of Biasol

Photographs: James Morgan

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