A Tour of The Campo Modern Grill House in Wroclaw
Campo Modern Grill is a grill house serving Argentine steaks and original menu with South American accents. The name of the place means “a field or an area of land suitable for growing crops or cattle farming” in the Ibero-American languages , which refers to the nature and restaurant gastronomic profile. The interior was completed by Wroclaw-based Buck.Studio. In February 2018 Campo has won WIN Award 2017 for the Best Restaurant Design in London.
“The spacious, decorated in dark colors, finished with natural materials interior reflects the honesty, simplicity and respect for nature – the most important values that define Campo. Sincerity and simplicity are visible not only in the aesthetics, menu and the name of the restaurant but also in its functional layout. The premises, transparent because of two large, fully glazed facades, has been divided into clearly defined zones. Front of the house with reception area and single space dining room and back of the house including kitchen, service rooms, guest toilets and cloakroom, all hidden in wooden cube which opens to the dining room as an almost 46-feet-long shelf. Well visible to customers, the shelf symbolizes openness and creates homely atmosphere. It acts as the bar where the wine is stored, drinks prepared, bread cut and snacks are served. It also connects visually the dining room with kitchen thanks to large serving window. Very important role is also played by finishing materials emphasizing restaurant’s concept and marking it’s functional zoning out. Leather banquette seating with an impressive background of hand-laid wall mosaic of black pebbles, cherry wood bar shelf, natural oak flooring and steel mesh screen with neon light define the dining area while the dark, graphite terrazzo floor adjoins the clear structure of the back of the house’s wooden cube. Dining room offers a range of zones suitable for all kinds of meetings. Sofas are perfect for a business lunch or dinner with friends, small tables in the vicinity of neon are a good choice for a romantic date, round tables, in turn, are suitable for family dinners, and high bar table is ideal for afternoon wine tasting and snacks. The whole project is characterized by great attention to details – visible in both the served dishes and service, as well as furniture finishing and selection of the equipment of which the majority were bespoke designed and made. The details also play an important role in the elements of visual identification like menu cards or staff uniforms. They use materials such as wood, brass and leather emphasizing the simplicity and naturalness of the whole concept,” said Buck.Studio
- Location: Wrocław, Poland
- Date completed: 2017
- Size: 2,260 square feet
- Design: Buck.Studio
- Photos: PION Basia Kuligowska, Przemysław Nieciecki