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Cafe in The Hague - an unusual place with unusual interior

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We continue a series of alterations from IKEA. In this article we would like to tell you about a very unusual place in the interior of which IKEA furniture is used. This time the brand has become an excellent "companion" for the "wizards" of the restaurant business in creating a place for relaxation, where the IKEA assortment plays an important role. So, today we were impressed by the design idea for the IkHa cafe in The Hague (Netherlands).

As you know, now there are a huge number of establishments that are classified in different directions. It can be a style of music, interior design, cuisine, youth subculture, dance, etc. And, of course, it can be argued that a person opens up to a person great opportunities for self-realization. Let us reflect on what makes the IkHa interior in The Hague unique and how IKEA products contributed to its creation.

The creation of the IkHa cafe was done by the architects Oatmeal Studio. Choosing furniture and the necessary "accessories" for the interior, they set the task to make everything simple, unusual, easy and functional. Beauty and zest, self-assembly, lightness and quality, as well as compactness. All these advantages were found in the IKEA store. Expectations were justified. The idea of ​​creating a cafe is this: a spacious bright room in the form of a labyrinth of rooms and shelves (an area of ​​70 sq.m.) using the most common IVAR rack. IKEA so tempts us: it is suitable for any needs. But the rest of the important "figures" in the arrangement of the cafe were objects and things for the kitchen and other household purposes from IKEA. At first glance the design may seem complicated. However, as you know, it's easy and convenient to collect Ikeev furniture, especially since it is capable of performing several functions simultaneously. It is the last words of our previous phrase that are so important for architects and their ideas!

IVAR series racks, which became the basis for the design, you can View in catalog. In IKEA catalog they differ in combinations (we are talking about the number of sections) and components (presence of shelves, drawers, cupboards). Material production - natural and durable: untreated solid pine wood, which can be painted.

But the first fragments of the result:

Agree - extraordinary! Initially, the thought creeps in that it is a design studio or class to implement creative ideas out. But be that as it may, by visiting this cafe, you have the right to imagine anything. This is purely your imagination. Here you master of his actions. No wonder that the restaurant has IkHa transcript: "Do it yourself". And we would describe this place as, for example, "Studio IKEA" or "to combine the pleasant with the useful thing: Visit IKEA restaurant IkHa in The Hague!". But this is just our imagination, although it is in fantasy is the meaning of DIY-projects.

This project is based on the self-service principle. No, no, this is not a fast food restaurant! There is a different meaning here. Entering the cafe, the first thing you need to do is choose a suitable place for yourself, and for this you need to go through the labyrinth of IVAR shelves. Having decided on a secluded place, you should fill out the order form on special notebooks. Here you can order a traditional dish of the IKEA restaurant - Swedish meatballs. You will not regret! Only then do you go to the bookshelves and find building instructions for visitors. You need to assemble the table and chairs by yourself, because Ikeev furniture is easy to assemble. And here it is - you are a "young builder".

Cafe interior IkHa

IVAR shelving feature is that the desired shelf you can install on any suitable level for you (in this remake - a countertop). Further, as it is you create an atmosphere around him. Over your table will only be only ceiling lamp from IKEA. In the catalog you will not find it because it is another design modifications from a simple desktop Lamp LAMPAN. Of several lamps constructed here is a 'fun' thing lighting.

lamp LAMPANRemaking lamp ALMPAN

The next moment is a wall with a varied selection of wallpapers. Approaching it, you measure and cut off the desired piece and make a tablecloth and napkins out of it. Then you pick up a flowerpot, the necessary dishes, a tray, salt, pepper, etc. All these items from IKEA comfortably "feel" on the numerous shelves from the series of our hero: IVAR racks, which resemble an easy assembly kit.

Cafe interior IkHa

That is an option for your fun. This area with wallpaper.

Interiors IkHa

Here you can see the shelves with the necessary attributes listed (even inconspicuous in appearance ikeevskie box with lid  PAPPIS on the lower shelves next to each table have been useful, as are multi-functional). As well as a general picture we have described above the maze of shelves and their purpose.

Another bright fragment cafe IkHa.

Interiors IkHa

After you have settled in, the service staff will bring your order. So? Further flight of fantasies: “class for the implementation of creative ideas outside the home; a place to combine business with pleasure; playing with ideas received; rest with friends ", etc. A worthy example of the versatility of IKEA design plus the embodiment of fantasy into reality. It can be assumed that the IkHa cafe is a kind of advertisement for a world famous brand or a mini-exhibition of IKEA products. It is an indisputable fact that this institution is a place of self-realization, creativity, an idea for creating your own comfort in the house with the help of a rack from IKEA. After all, shelving for the home is very convenient and functional. They are versatile and appropriate in any interior. An excellent "place of residence" for books and flowerpots, as well as for umbrellas, hats, shoes and other miscellaneous items.

Although the purpose of this article was just to tell you about an unusual place, we hope that with this modifications, we were able to convey to you our thoughts - unusual things come out quite ordinary things, sometimes you need only look at and what you think in the usual trivial and can serve as a basis for the realization of your design fantasies.


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