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Vincek Café

Vincek Café
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year: 2013
client: Vincek
co-author: Anita Rusendic
interior design
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photography: Domagoj Kunic

Vincek Café designed by Anita Rusendic and Ruder Novak-Mikulic (Regular Company)

Vincek Café designed by Anita Rusendic and Ruder Novak-Mikulic (Regular Company)

In 2013. Vincek, one of the the most famous Croatian cake and pastry shops, decided to open a new location in the upcoming Zagreb neighbourhood Bundek, at a new development right next to the Zagreb Museum of Contemporary Art.
Their idea was to create a modern cafe and patisserie which would step away from the traditional interiors of their iconic locations in the city center, and bring a fresh feel to the brand.

Vincek Café designed by Anita Rusendic and Ruder Novak-Mikulic (Regular Company)

Vincek Café designed by Anita Rusendic and Ruder Novak-Mikulic (Regular Company)

Architect Anita Rusendic, a long term partner and consultant for the family Vincek, who has designed the interiors of their original locations from the beginnings of the brand, has decided to collaborate with Ruder Novak-Mikulic, a young and upcoming Croatian designer, to design the project.
The result is a minimalistic, but still warm and comfortable interior, featuring the works of young Croatian creatives and local design brands.

Vincek Café designed by Anita Rusendic and Ruder Novak-Mikulic (Regular Company)

Vincek Café designed by Anita Rusendic and Ruder Novak-Mikulic (Regular Company)

Vincek Café designed by Anita Rusendic and Ruder Novak-Mikulic (Regular Company)

Vincek Café designed by Anita Rusendic and Ruder Novak-Mikulic (Regular Company)

  

Vincek Café designed by Anita Rusendic and Ruder Novak-Mikulic (Regular Company)

Vincek Café designed by Anita Rusendic and Ruder Novak-Mikulic (Regular Company)

The interior features works of young Croatian designers; The hand blown glass pendants named Plami have been designed by Filip Havranek and Kristina Lugonja, and the chairs are an award winning design by Marija Ruzic and Ruder Novak-Mikulic for the brand Artisan.

Vincek Café designed by Anita Rusendic and Ruder Novak-Mikulic (Regular Company)

Vincek Café designed by Anita Rusendic and Ruder Novak-Mikulic (Regular Company)

The authors of the interior have also comissioned upcoming artist Nikica Jurkovic and graphic designer Luka Reicher to create visually light, abstract graphics that simbolize the sweets Vincek has become renowned for.
The illustrations have been applied on large scale canvases and are complementing the geometrical wooden panels.

Vincek Café designed by Anita Rusendic and Ruder Novak-Mikulic (Regular Company)

Vincek Café designed by Anita Rusendic and Ruder Novak-Mikulic (Regular Company)

Vincek Café designed by Anita Rusendic and Ruder Novak-Mikulic (Regular Company)

Vincek Café designed by Anita Rusendic and Ruder Novak-Mikulic (Regular Company)

Details of the wood ceiling panel which spans throught the two main spaces in a continuous line.

Vincek Café designed by Anita Rusendic and Ruder Novak-Mikulic (Regular Company)

Vincek Café designed by Anita Rusendic and Ruder Novak-Mikulic (Regular Company)

Vincek Café designed by Anita Rusendic and Ruder Novak-Mikulic (Regular Company)

Vincek Café designed by Anita Rusendic and Ruder Novak-Mikulic (Regular Company)

  

Vincek Café designed by Anita Rusendic and Ruder Novak-Mikulic (Regular Company)

Vincek Café designed by Anita Rusendic and Ruder Novak-Mikulic (Regular Company)

  Images of the raw space

Images of the raw space

  The space featured pillars very near the outside windows, which were ultimately used as display shelfs for goodies that can be purchased in the cafe

The space featured pillars very near the outside windows, which were ultimately used as display shelfs for goodies that can be purchased in the cafe

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