The interior design proposal for PECka Bistro at Gong in Dolní oblast was a true architectural challenge.
The multifunctional Gong auditorium was created through the conversion of a former gasometer from 1924 in the Dolní oblast of Vítkovice. The combination of Jan Světlík’s vision and architect Josef Pleskot gave rise to a unique industrial structure that includes a multifunctional hall, gallery, educational classrooms, and refreshments.
Due to COVID-19, the original Marilyn café remained empty until it was taken over by entrepreneur Tomáš Polák in the culinary field. He has already opened several establishments in the center of Ostrava and has now set his sights on Dolní Vítkovice. The concept of PECka Bistro, as the name suggests, revolves around preparing authentic Neapolitan pizza and freshly baked bread using their own oven right in the establishment.
The space behind the bar is dominated by an Italian pizza oven and shelves displaying freshly baked bread. Behind the bar, I dared to complement the otherwise purely industrial interior with wooden elements, aiming to bring a touch of bakery atmosphere.
I enriched the industrial character of the interior with simple furniture – small tables with slender metal legs and thin tabletops, chairs in shades of gray and pastel metallic tones, and a prominent brick-colored sofa. I chose the size of the sofa in proportion to the monumental industrial space of the former gasometer. Both the sofa and the Italian oven behind the bar are intentionally chosen as two dominant elements in the same brick color.