Nestled in the heart of Montreal’s trendy Mile-End neighborhood, the newly opened Falafel Yoni by local architect, photographer, and videographer David Dworkind, is a 12 seats eatery featuring a generous curved bar with a diner feel, which promises fresh-fried Israeli style food.
Since falafel is eaten with the hands, a sculptural washbasin made of rolled steel became the central design element. Custom faucets made from curved pipes in mill-finished stainless steel descend from the ceiling at the central washbasin. Unfinished OSB ceiling baffles unify the former uneven ceiling and a central bulkhead allows the lights and the water supply to be concealed.
The base of the curved bar is covered in a dark red corrugated asphalt roofing, which fit perfectly into the color palette, inspired by a classic New Balance sneaker. Salvaged school chairs give a vintage touch to the design. A cost-saving strategy was to maximize a large sheet of 3/16” steel and using it to laser-cut elements such as the bar tops, the bathroom sink, the linear light spine, soap dispenser and other custom details.