Lagranja has rehabilitated a space situated in the old Brewery in Istanbul founded by the Bomonti Brothers from Switzerland. In this space they made a statement using elements from analogical photography. This is how Monochrome becomes a stylish place to be, where all the traditional elements of a photo studio are displayed in every single corner.
The Monochrome Concept
Monochrome Brasserie wants to borrow essential features from a professional photo studio, such: light boxes, diffusers, and umbrellas.
The concept playfully juxtaposes different materials and surfaces retaining some features of the pre-existing structure like space where a singular louver is placed, right there some images by Turkish professional Photographer Mr. Tahsin Aydogmus are spread out, and below it, the high-back sofas specially design for this project.
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.
Monochrome Brasseria is a project by Lagranja Design in Istanbul. Located in Bomonti area, named after Adolf and Walter Bomonti brothers, founders of the first brewery in Turkey. The area has a vibrant and cosmopolite essence.
This low-rise space strikes us with its furniture specially design by Lagranja. 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. Source and photos, Courtesy of Lagranja.
Article by Marco Rinaldi