Bornstein Lyckefors designs restaurant chain concept for pétanque players in Sweden
Boulebar is a unique restaurant chain with 7 locations including Stockholm, Malmö or Copenhagen. The restaurant concept reflects a popular trend among restaurants where food and drink experiences are combined with some form of activity, in this case pétanque. Interdisciplinary studio Bornstein Lyckefors Arkitekter has been involved in all these places and is today responsible for the concept and implementation of the interior of the restaurants.
“Boulebar’s restaurants are large, not infrequently housed in old industrial premises, often on two floors, where boules are interspersed with bars, dining and lounge environments. The experience is a destillation of a warm French early summer evening at a bouleodrome in a suburb of Marseille – the gravel, the light from the streetlights, the people, the city and the trees that surround the pétanque courts. A larger room hosts objects which would you find in such a park – a shed, a pond or a park bench. The feeling of the outdoors characterizes the interior with a great deal of freedom in how guests move around the room, around a bar or boules court, table or pergola seating. The material palette is simple and durable, green-painted plywood is combined with concrete, powder-coated yellow plate, wall illustrations, green-painted park benches, gravel and lighting reminiscent of what it is like in the evenings in all of France’s boule parks. It has been important not to refer too much to the romantic French tradition of decorated bistro environments and soft textiles. Rather, Boulebar’s restaurants are a hint of what the bowl stands for; the street, togetherness and a sport that brings together practitioners from many different generations and nationalities,” says Bornstein Lyckefors Arkitekter
- Location: Sweden
- Date completed: 2012 – today
- Design: Bornstein Lyckefors Arkitekter