Belle Amie Restaurant is a gastronomic destination in one of the most historic neoclassic buildings of Piraeus in Athens. Interior design of this magnificent restaurant was provided by the Zisis Papamichos. Zisis Papamichos studio shares with us the design.
From the Architects:
Belle Amie is a gastronomic destination which combines the beauty of a local coffee shop and the taste of homemade cooking in one of the most historic neoclassic buildings of Piraeus in Athens. The Architectural study and the interior design was provided by the Zisis Papamichos.
The main aim was to respect the history of the building. The decoration on the inside is in harmony with the imposing power of the building, leaving it with the delicate architectonic elements that dominate, creating an atmosphere of a chic local coffee shop. Focusing on the enhancement of the neoclassic local mansion, plasterboards were removed along with wood structures and ceramic floor tiles, like cotto that were usually found in staircases.
Wooden attics were removed from the shop while metal structures that trapped the staircase, were demolished in an effort to uncover it.