Fine dining doesn’t typically conjure up the words ‘intimate’ and ‘informal’, and yet this was always the goal with Textúra. This new restaurant in the heart of downtown Budapest is a passion project for its owners, and everything from the dishes that are served to the atmosphere of the space that guests will sit in was designed with this core sensation of tranquility at its core. Architectural and design studio Hello Wood helped to create an organic yet mathematical structure that sits at the heart of the space, working in coordination with the restaurant’s designer to meet the brief of creating a sophisticated yet easier side to fine dining.
As the sister restaurant of popular Michelin-star establishment Borkonyha, the idea behind Textúra was to create a fine- dining experience that cast aside the typical expectations of such an environment for something more relaxed and comforting. To help create such an atmosphere, award-winning interior designer Anett Ficzere took inspiration from nature and so contacted Budapest-based studio Hello Wood due to the company’s preference for working with natural materials.
Given the studio’s experience and knowledge, they were the obvious choice in helping with construction of the tree-like installation in the middle of the restaurant. An ornamental lamp using the same innovative construction method and algorithmic design was also built to match, accompanying the unique installation that sits at the center of the room.
Inspired by Textúra’s chef and his scientific desire to create dishes with atomic techniques, it was the geometrical concept of Voronoi cells that sparked the idea behind this central installation. The result is a formal yet organic feeling to the space as the mesh-like pattern adorns the walls, forms partitions and is used as part of the main installation that branches out across the ceiling of the room like a canopy.