Pracownia by Karina Wiciak

Giant paintbrushes hold up the splattered ceiling of this conceptual restaurant by Polish designer Karina Wiciak (+ slideshow).

Pracownia by Karina Wiciak

Wiciak, of design studio Wamhouse, created the fantasy interior as the tenth of 12 bars and restaurants that each have a different theme.

Pracownia by Karina Wiciak

Titled Pracownia, meaning workshop in Polish, this design is modelled on a painter's studio and includes surfaces and furniture decorated with paint splashes.

Pracownia by Karina Wiciak

The structural columns look like oversized paintbrushes, plus glass table tops and pendant lights are shaped like palettes.

Pracownia by Karina Wiciak

Table bases, lamps and seats are formed from buckets, with lounge chairs created from large upturned pales and bar stools made from smaller ones. A bucket is also used as the bowl of a toilet.

Pracownia by Karina Wiciak

Wiciak's earlier designs in this series include an interior with surfaces that appear to be stitched together with thick black thread and another inspired by a slaughterhouse.

Here's some extra information from the designer:


Pracownia is the tenth project of the collection XII, designed entirely by Karina Wiciak

The restaurant is called "Pracownia" (which in Polish means "workshop"), because it was designed as a light pastiche of a painter's studio. The most characteristic features of the interior are colourful blobs, because almost the entire interior of the "Papiernia" has been splashed with paint, from floor through furniture to the ceiling. It was not designed to be youth interior in the pop-art style, but to be modern, elegant restaurant. That is why, beyond the blots, the white and silver metal finish dominates.

Pracownia by Karina Wiciak

To the topic of painting studio, some other design elements have been matched. Structural columns resemble enlarged paint brushes. Glass, pendant lamps and table tops have a shape of palette.

A bucket (of course a paint bucket) is present both in the design of tables, chairs and pendant lamps. Brush ends (sticking out of a bucket placed in the table) are used instead of the usual candles or table lamps.

Pracownia by Karina Wiciak

Since the whole interior is designed like a painter's studio, also the toilets cannot deviate from the topic. Therefore, the design of compact toilet bowl and sink also uses a form of bucket, and the counter top and mirror are mounted on a large easel.