April 11, 2014

The Jane | Fine dining meets rock ’n roll

Last month I was invited by Piet Boon to attend a pre-view and a lunch at new restaurant The Jane in Antwerp. Sadly I was not able to attend but one day I hope to have a taste and admire the restaurant with my own eyes. For now I love to show some pictures of this project by Piet Boon Studio 

Michelin-star chef Sergio Herman and chef Nick Bril created their “fine dining meets rock ’n roll” restaurant vision together with Piet Boon over three years ago in a mythical location in Antwerp; the chapel of a former military hospital. Piet Boon Studio, responsible for the interior design and styling of The Jane, since then collaborated in the chapel’s unique transformation into a high-end, contemporary restaurant with international allure where experience is key


Together with Belgian company SERAX, specialised in decoration accessories, Piet Boon designed tableware that conveys a shared passion for attention to detail and perfection. Base by Piet Boon is a high quality bone white porcelain collection combining functionality and design. The tableware has high thermal stability, is lead- and cadmium free and will be featured in the The Jane’s Upper Room Bar.


SERAX

Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel of Studio Job designed the windows consisting of 500 unique panels. Inspired by the chapel’s original function, foam spatulas, sunflowers, devils, skulls, babies, Jezus on the cross, dice, apple cores, wrenches, ice cream cones, a canon, croissants, penguins, trophies, gas masks and birthday cakes portray a contemporary translation of the old stained-glass windows. Archetypes from various worlds each tell masterpiece stories of good and evil, rich and poor, life and death as well as good food and religion.

The ‘piece de résistance’ in the centre of the restaurant is a 800 kilograms-weighing gigantic chandelier of 12 by 9 meters with over 150 lights, designed by the Beirut-based design studio PSLAB.

Open from Tuesday till Saturday for lunch and dinner. Bookings made at www.thejaneantwerp.com. The restaurant has a three-month reservation lead time; the Upper Room Bar one month.

3 comments:

Angelique Versteeg said...

Wow! Dat wil ik van dichtbij zien! Snel een dagje Antwerpen inplannen! Bedankt voor de tip Vosgesparis!!!
Groetjesssss, Angelique

2moiselles said...

Amazing place!! I love the big pendant light

interieur inspiratie said...

Wow what a great place. Piet Boon always designs super interiors! x Helen