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Located in the Historical Felix Meritis building’

Restaurant Felix opens its doors on January 30th 2020. Located in the Historical Felix Meritis building in Amsterdam, it is a one of a kind setting. Built in 1788 Felix Meritis was home to the cultural society Felix Meritis established for cultural development in the form of Music, Drawing, Physics, Commerce and Literature. The building itself was meant to exemplify the Enlightenment ideals the society stood for.

an outspoken design that puts history in perspective’

i29 is responsible for the complete interior design of Felix Meritis anno 2020, and created an outspoken design that puts history in perspective. Every room within the building refers to a specific period in the building's history, to create their own identity.

’ Every room within the building refers to a specific period in history’

Commissioned by investment group Amerborgh, i29 collaborated with a team of advisors to realize the complete renovation. For the restaurant i29 invited textile designers Buro Belén to match custom design textile, materials and colors.

use of historical colors and textile walls in a contemporary way.’

An image of a typical Dutch sky has been translated into a tactile wall covering that contribute to superb acoustics. Light installations hang from the ceiling as a modern "chandelier" and connect the restaurant with the reception area to create a grand entrance at Felix Meritis.

  • Design i29 interior architects
  • Client De Bijenkorf
  • Floor area 16 m2
  • Completion January 2015
  • Location Amsterdam, NL
  • Photography Ewout Huibers
  • Construction Fiction Factory

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