Spanish design studio Lagranja has converted a space situated in the old Brewery in Istanbul into a new restaurant where all the traditional elements of a photo studio are displayed in every single corner. Located in Bomonti area, named after Adolf and Walter Bomonti brothers, founders of the first brewery in Turkey, this low-rise space strikes us with its furniture specially design by the Spanish studio. Once inside, the visitor can feel the resemblance to a photo studio—with its huge bar created to work as a light-box displaying several diapositive slides.
A very special area at Monochrome Brasserie is where its high-back sofas are placed, below a stunning louver where images by the famous Turkish Photographer Mr. Tahsin Aydogmu are spread out on a shelf. The visitor can also go to the new Leica Shop through a door connecting both spaces.
The design concept playfully juxtaposes different materials and surfaces retaining some features of the pre-existing structure. The concept is also visible in the bar designed to be a huge light box where the visitor can spot a collection of diapositive slides found by the studio members in Istanbul flea markets. Old camera showcases and photography books complete the setting and give a great atmosphere to this new and trendy space.
all images courtesy of Lagranja