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Interior design firm Komplits has completed work on STK Restaurant in Olomouc, Czech Republic. Designers embraced the building’s history as a former auto repair shop.

Materials include raw metal sheets, black steel, and rebar. A seemingly problematic layout was turned into an advantage, transforming bearing walls in narrow spaces into a vertical garden and a platform for a barbecue.

Dominating the space are two huge steel bulls, which were a request from the owners as well as a clear message to guests about the type of cuisine they should expect. Heavy elements merge with nature, includingwillow branches that wrap themselves around the tables and climb the walls, rising up to the ceiling and over the bulls’ heads. Formed from solid oak boards, the tables have a rough-hewn appearance and irregularly shaped steel legs. Plants spring from the ceiling and walls, while cowhide covering one of the walls and woven rope complete the steakhouse’s signature style.

Photo: Jakub Skokan and Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNice

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