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Wednesday 15 May 2013
BON is a French restaurant on Smardan Street, in the historical centre of Bucharest, Romania. Over 200 reclaimed doors, windows and blinds were used as wall paneling with carefully placed light sources adding to the theatrical yet cosy atmosphere.
Some of the doors were used as fencing for building sites hence the graffiti and the extreme wear on some of them. Cristian Corvin, the desinger, left most of the doors as he found them, while only the shades of a few were altered to meet the discreet three tones colour scheme of the design (white, blue, red).
Central Bucharest, and Romania in general, unfortunately goes through a craze of demolishing old buildings. The designer's approach is an attempt to keep some memories of the disappearing past.