The investor’s vision was to create a unique space that would merge the industrial character of Karlín with the boutique identity of the brand Scott.Weber workspace. It was a seemingly simple assignment, but it required a search for the design boundary between these two concepts. The layout of the lounge area was directly inspired by the operation of a workshop. Another interesting element is the shaping of the central bar which is based on shapes of bodyworks and Ford’s assembly line.
We decided to keep the maximum of concrete walls and cement blocks and we complement the concrete floor with contrast rubber zones, similarly to the original workshop. There are three dominant colours in the interior referring to the typical colours of Praga bodyworks. When it comes to details, the common features are leather upholstery and brass components that draw inspiration from the traditional cars,” claims Kratochvíl.