Bar Ramona

Designed by: Studio Modijefsky
For client: 3WO Horeca Groep Floor area: 110.00 M² Year of completion: 2019
Submitted for: Bar of the Year

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Contrasting materials & colours & heights create a bold yet warm atmosphere. Main restaurant/ lounge area.

About the Project

On the corner of a quiet canal street and De Clercqstraat in Amsterdam you can find the new girl in town: Ramona. This vibrant, authentic space designed by Studio Modijefsky is the refreshing latest addition to the Amsterdam West hospitality scene. This unusual combination results in a bohemian space, where bold details and unexpectedly layered materials create an eccentric vibe in its own right.

The colour palette of this bar combines dark, moody wood tones of smoked oak with brighter shades of lilac, dark red and almost neon orange. The roughness of the grey toned plastered walls is offset against painted curved wood panelling, while glossy handmade tiles and coloured mirrors make the space optically larger. Contrasting textures are layered on top of one another like the wall menu written on orange glass and set against yellow linoleum panels.

Imagine if a young, rebellious daughter of a traditional Belgian cafe owner was opening her own place- Ramona would be it. The interior references the tradition of classic bars with plenty of dark wood, stained glass, protective wall panelling, and mirror finishes; all reinvented with a much younger attitude.

In the lively Oud-West, this new bar full of beautifully unpolished character is a welcome escape, day or night. From the unique Studio Modijefsky designed graphics to the striking Jasper Krabbé painting on the wall, you can tell that Ramona is an outspoken, daring bar with a unique vibe that will steal your heart.

What’s unique about it

Ramona is a diverse and eccentric addition to the Amsterdam West hospitality scene. The brief of the project included but was not limited to a modern & inclusive neighbourhood bar. Sticking to the classic and timeless characteristics of bars and cafés in Amsterdam, Ramona adds its own bold & exciting vibe to the streets of Amsterdam West.

The interior references the tradition of classic bars with plenty of dark wood, stained glass, protective wall panelling, and mirror finishes; all reinvented with a much younger attitude, giving it a refreshing feel. Contrasting textures are boldly layered on top of one another like the wall menu written on orange glass and set against yellow linoleum panels. The scale and size of finishes changes between different zones, with gradually smaller patterns leading customers throughout the space. Thus, everything has been absolutely well though through, from materials, to use of art, to the ability of being able to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere through lighting and use of colour.

Our project meets much of the above criteria due to its very new approach in giving a classic/ traditional Amsterdam bar a new look, without losing its timelessness. With being published and written about endlessly since the opening in April this year, we're excited to see Ramona grow old in Amsterdam!

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The asymmetrical and aesthetically pleasing bar is a true central point that guests walk straight into as they enter the bar. With art by Jasper Krabbé on the right, and a very functional order to the logistics of the bar, all is transparent and welcoming

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