- General information
The Magnetronbar (Micro Wave Bar) was a temporary restaurant built in 2013 within the art space Roodkapje in Rotterdam. This restaurant only served organic food heated up in the Microwave. The aim of the restaurant was to address the complexity involved in consumer choices in regards to organic and healthy food.
The design of this bar was set up to reflect the Microwave and was constructed as a large machine that allows for quick food servings. This concept resulted in an autonomous unit within the space that was contained a kitchen inside a metal shell, containing several openings that allowed interaction between the staff and the guests of the restaurant. The outer shell was entirely made from metal shelves that functioned simultaneously as storage space for the kitchen staff, forcing the staff to keep their kitchen tidy, as well as a presentation display towards the guests of the restaurant.
To enhance the presentation I designed custom presentation surfaces. As the Magnetronbar staff had a preference for campy artifacts, the metal shelves created a strict graphic framework that allowed the personnel of the Magnetronbar to “freak out” in their presentation, while at the same time maintaining a clean overview.