Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Jane Antwerp


Temple of haute cuisine, restaurant The Jane Antwerp, opened his doors.
Michelin-star chef Sergio Herman and chef Nick Bril created their “fine dining meets rock ’n roll” restaurant vision together with Piet Boon over three years ago in a mythical location in Antwerp; the chapel of a former military hospital.
Piet Boon was responsible for the interior design and styling and knew to transform the chapel into a high-end, contemporary restaurant.
1The Jane located in the chapel of a former military hospital.
Only the highly necessary in the chapel is restored as the designer believed in authenticity and the beautiful aging of materials.
 8Original ceiling.

2The main restaurant hosts 65 guests and is open from Tuesday till Saturday for lunch and dinner.

5The ‘piece de résistance’ in the center of the restaurant is a 800 kilograms-weighing gigantic chandelier of 12 by 9 meters with over 150 lights, designed by the Beirut-based design studio .PSLAB, a team specialised in the design and production of site-specific contemporary lighting.

3Windows consisting of unique panels.
Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel of Studio Job designed the windows consisting of 500 unique panels. Inspired by the chapel’s original function, foam spatulas, sunflowers, devils, skulls, babies, Jezus on the cross, dice, apple cores, wrenches, ice cream cones, a canon, croissants, penguins, trophies, gas masks and birthday cakes portray a contemporary translation of the old stained-glass windows. Archetypes from various worlds each tell
masterpiece stories of good and evil, rich and poor, life and death as well as good food and religion.

4The Upper Room Bar serves light dishes together with cocktails, wine and special beers. The bar accommodates 40 guests.

The shared passion of Sergio Herman, Nick Bril and Piet Boon to work with pure, rich materials is expressed in
the interior in which qualitatively outstanding natural stone, leather and oak wood are used.
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