The interior is a modern concept celebrating Slavic mythology, in particular the god of hospitality Radegast, whose myths surround the concept of sacred hospitality. Creating the perfect setting, Studio ing. makes use of a wide colour palette conjuring the elements of an hospitable and welcoming pub. A strong element of graphic conception is a defining characteristic throughout the interiors of Radegast chain.
Intricate blue mosaic tiles create a network which borders and connects the walls and ceiling arches, reminiscent of traditional Czech porcelain. These patterns disappear behind a geometric wall of staggered oak baulks and irregularly orientated diagonals lending a modern and graphic impression, whilst enhancing an almost historic aesthetic.
Interior detailing reflects expert craftsmanship with rich symbolism and reference to classic Czech hospitality transformed into a contemporary architectural concept. Studio .ing used traditional materials combined with modern technology in order to achieve a modern environment with the cosiness of old style pubs. Natural oak bench seating occupies the central portion of the space with simplistic rounded silhouettes accented with tan leather backs. Freestanding furniture is crafted ??of oak wood in a warm honey colour. Another focal element of the interior are chairs by Czech manufacturer, Ton, with additional two-tone wood processing created for this design. Thresholds, railings and handrails are constructed ??of powder coated black steel accented with combinations of copper fittings
Lighting is provided by Czech lighting manufacturer, HALLA, using the Arbo range designed by IO Studios. The large cross-shaped framework is fashioned from oak baulks bearing movable light reflectors. These frames are positioned diagonally in relation to the wall in order to compliment the oak wall panels with diagonally bisecting beams.
Photo credit: Alexander Dobrovodský