Dutch firm Framework Studio designed all restaurants for the George Family in the past and wanted this George to be different from all the others. The location is less ‘city like’ while it is near Amstel station and just a few minutes by bike from De Pijp neighbourhood or Oud Zuid. George Marina is a new venue of the Amsterdam based restaurant group George. All George restaurants have design elements in common, but all of them have their own specialty in Amsterdam.
Marina is situated on the banks of the Amstel River and has a beautiful harbour in front which gives to the restaurant and its view a nautic scenery. George Marina is a restaurant that is hard to place in a design corner. It’s not Scandinavian, but has the clean look and pale wood that Scandinavian restaurants are famous for. It is not industrial, but has all the style elements as flagstone walls, concrete floors, steel facades and lots of plants.
It is not a sophisticated restaurant, but has detailed leather couches, brass lighting, rattan screens and elements, marble bar and design stools and tables. All the elements make Marina unique and give to the place a mix of cosmopolitan ambiance. The Zeitgeist design, which you see so much, does not belong to this project.
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