A Look Inside Warsaw’s Prettiest Pierogi Bistro Syrena Irena

Designed by Projekt Prague, Syrena Irena bistro, which serves conventional pierogi dumplings, is a restaurant that blends fashionable and  mid-century particulars in of Warsaw. The constructing that homes this new bistro was raised within the early ’50s, and initially served because the cafe of what was then a lodge. With this in thoughts, the creators selected Warsaw’s image because the patron of the brand new place – a mermaid (syrena in Polish) with a fab title, Irena.

 Syrena Irena, Warsaw, PL / Projekt Prague

Together with proficient illustrator Ola Sadownik, graphic design studio Mamastudio created excellent and eclectic branding. “We had been influenced by the aesthetics of jazzy Warsaw of the ’60s, when this a part of city was a vibrant vacation spot for evening owls and barflies. There have been vivid neon indicators, music all over the place, colourful artsy sorts, and thrilling power. With that, we determined that the mermaid emblem ought to bear resemblance to a retro cut-out. The typography is expressive and barely clumsy on function,” say designers, who had been impressed by the Polish College of Posters. Due to their concept, Syrena Irena has turn out to be a witty goddess of the day (when pierogi are served), and the evening (when vodka flows like water).

“Regardless of this duality within the bistro’s persona, different particulars like neon indicators, lettering, and murals, all come collectively harmoniously,” Mamastudio concludes. Their concept to make use of “Ulysses and the Sirens,” the portray by Herbert James Draper, was embodied as a wallpaper protecting two partitions.

 Syrena Irena, Warsaw, PL / Projekt Prague

Hand in hand with the designers, Projekt Praga architects centered on merging outdated and new. They drew the colour inspiration from the branding. “We wished to include the model’s boldness into the inside whereas sustaining each the simplicity of the culinary idea, and the ethereal house.” Powder-coated bar counters in daring colours complement the prevailing wall moldings and arches from the unique ’50s inside. Vivid hues of blue reference the aquatic nature of a mermaid, whereas pink, peach, and coral tones emphasize her flirty character. The black and the beigy-grey stability this zeitgeisty house.

 Syrena Irena, Warsaw, PL / Projekt Prague

“The alternating character of Syrena Irena gave us an opportunity to make use of geometrical varieties and colours. The classical aesthetic of the prevailing house was balanced by much less profound options like wall drawings, railings imitating a mermaid scale sample, and distinctive neon indicators,” clarify architects who labored with Jacek Hanak, the gifted artisan accountable for reviving many aged neon indicators within the capital.

 Syrena Irena, Warsaw, PL / Projekt Prague

Projekt Praga deliberately selected particulars, shapes, and supplies that are nonetheless related to the prudent design of the communist period in Poland. Terrazzo- like tabletops with easy black bases had been custom-made, in addition to many of the steel objects. Triangular-shaped Finn stools designed by Buck.Studio, milky glass sconces from Aqform’s Fashionable Ball assortment, and mosaic tiles on the entrance give a pinch of mid-century really feel.

 Syrena Irena, Warsaw, PL / Projekt Prague

Within the afternoon, solar glares by large home windows and illuminates the eating room, giving friends the sense of being in a retro film scene. When the sky goes darkish, neon lights make their method by the dimmed bistro full of music. Syrena Irena’s contrastive design has actually met town’s want for a cutting-edge pierogi place.