Osmo X Marusan
By : MDT Mobilier
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 15th edition
Discipline : Interior Design
Categories : Accommodation, Restaurant & Bar / Restaurant > 1,600 sq.ft. (> 500 sq. m.) : Bronze Certification
Categories : Special Awards / Interior Design + Materials : Gold Certification
MDT Mobilier was tasked with designing the new Osmo X Marusan café-terrace, a collective, hybrid space that is a café, bar and event space all in one. Inspired by the space’s brutalist and historical details, from the concrete half-basement to exposed brickwork, the team wanted to preserve its uniqueness while playing up the style to make it even more iconic. With the direction set, the interior design and furniture were made entirely to order. Long, galvanized-steel communal tables at the centre of the space create the desired unifying tone. Running along the angular walls, a brick bench echoes the exposed foundation of the adjacent bicentennial building. The result is a versatile, sober space that adapts to the multiple dimensions of the company. The materials—galvanized steel, brick and polycarbonate—were chosen for their suitability in a streamlined production process, involving little manipulation. Once assembled, these three materials do not require a finishing or protective layer and can be used as is.