Meet me halfway is a restaurant in Berlin Mitte known for blending traditional Persian cuisine with a modern touch. While the architectural language is minimal, we still wanted to preserve its heritage by incorporating an Oriental interior. As a result, the space conveys a sense of serenity you can easily absorb yourself when enjoying culinary highlights from the Middle East.

To break with the natural colour palette, we used some blue, brass, and green highlights throughout the whole space. Embracing traditions, we worked with rich materials and modified fabrics with the long-established Khatam pattern rooted in Persian craftsmanship. The green wooden table in front of the large windows does not only bring daylight into the space, but also builds up a connection with the nice neighbourhood of the bistro. In collaboration with Frankfurt-based pottery studio @violabeuscherceramics, we designed and produced a burnished brass and ceramic pendant lamp for the seating area.

The aim for this project was to give traditional elements a modern touch, which is also reflected in the dishes the restaurant offers.

Year: 2020
Design: Interior Design
Designer: Douman Pour
Location: Berlin – Germany