Inside Cafeteria Restaurant in Tel Aviv

Inside Cafeteria Restaurant in Tel Aviv

  • Array Tereza

  • 2 years ago

Cafeteria is a restaurant-brasserie based in the Gindi Fashion Mall in the heart of Tel Aviv, Israel. The interior was completed by Israeli designer Meir Guri.

“Taking into account that this ‘Fashion Mall’ was going to be inhabited by diffusion line shops of fashion labels, my initial thoughts right from the second I saw the site was I want the cafeteria to be seen from the street outside the mall and that it should have a different colour and texture so it sticks out visually. I thought using a deep shade of antique pink was the solution, so the eye could easily differentiate the cafeteria from the rest of the mall and I also feel there is something very elegant and adult about this colour, it sends a very ‘established’ and powerful message. If one looks at the details, one can tell that Gio Ponti was an inspiring reference to this project. I am a fun and find his work classic but also daring. It was really important to me that we used marble for the flooring but the budget simply didn’t allow it. After visiting some of the marble factories, the solution surfaced very quickly in my head,  I will buy all their leftovers and loose cuts for a fraction of the price, asked them to cut it into different triangular shapes and sizes and I assembled the floor randomly on site with a wonderful and very patience marble workman. It was a slow ‘Jigsaw Puzzle’ process but worked wonders and in budget. Naturally I used a lot of brass as it works so well with marble and the antique Pink, in fact as things progressed in the cafeteria it became important that I stick to this combination of brass, marble and wood painted in antique pink, they really do complimented each other. Lastly, In this age of social media and selfies, were the public pretty much promotes word to mouth with viral images it was apparent and very important to me that the space has to be photogenic,” says Meir Guri

  • Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Date completed: 2017
  • Design: Meir Guri
Elegant deep shade of antique pink
Different triangular shapes of marble
Detail of marble
Brass elements
Seating area
Bar seats
Neon lights