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DESIGN CAFE | Lolita, a lovely cafe design in Ljubjana

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Today, for Thurdays Original Interiors, let’s come with the Pink Dog in a lovely cafè I’ve visited last weekend during my trip in Ljubjana.

After a fast peek to its exterior, with those high arched and those pale pink metal chairs, I realized that this Lolita cafè was worth a coffee break…and this feeling was confirmed when I saw the interior, and read on a plaque near the cashier that Lolita cafe design was shotilisted in 2012 in the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards as Best International Interior.

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Lolita cafè has been designed by  Trije arhitekti and Kaval Group , and it occupies an old warehouse in an historical palace in Ljubjana.

The interior design stands for its originality: modern by giving homage to past, and opulent yet stylish.



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The interior is filled with lot of natural light, thanks to those huge historic windows. The room is more than five meters high, and this give the interior a gorgeous spatiality.

The interior palette is very feminine: violets, whites, some greens, and black accents. The two shortwalls are covered with exposed bricks painted in a soft shade of violet, from floor to ceiling.

The colour palette fits perfectly with the furniture and lighting pieces:  Thonet’s iconic chairs, No.14 bentwood chair, in white and black lacquer;  Nika Zupanc (the local design-star) sofas and large black cherry pendant lights in pairs and clusters of threes over the tables; finally, a two dimensional chandelier with a burning cros, creating a dramatic effect.


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But the main protagonist here is the crazy ceiling above us: it features an enormous graphic mural, over all width and length, with a traditional floral design on the edges are three mammoth representations in the center (the Creation of Eve; an old fashioned portrait of a lady; and an Allegory of Time).

Under our feet, instead, an amazing parquet floor, created as a combination of more than 100 year old pieces and new parts, put together in a herringbone pattern.

Finally, I must tell you this: macarons are yummies!



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lolita ljubjana macarons

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