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Ernest Inn: An Industrial Themed Burger Restaurant

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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Once upon a time, a burger joint was just a mecca for those who had drunk too much the night before or needed a fix to cure their grease loving addiction. Gone are the days of soulless and plastic-laden eyesores, broiled questionable meat and second grade vegetables. Going out for a burger today is a truly gourmet affair. Burger restaurants are now trendy eateries, priding themselves on the use of high quality ingredients, fresh vegetables and artisan baked buns.

The Ernest Inn in Le Mans, is a modern burger joint in which food is cooked exclusively with seasonal, regional, ecological and animal cruelty free ingredients. The Homify experts from Allegre + Bonandrini Architects have ensured your hot, hip and organic burgers are served between plastic chairs, upcycled furniture and neon signs, in a charming industrial atmosphere.

Eclectic & Aesthetic

The designers have cleverly left welded corners exposed, dents and scratches on chairs and nicks and chips in the floor; there is a little from every era in this photo.. But it absolutely works! Little does the average person know, it is much harder to recreate an eclectic over a polished look. It is so much more than just randomly placed furniture.

The moody navy walls are complimented by the spotlight over the table to create a sultry and warm atmosphere for your dining experience—no one wants to feel like they are eating in a factory.

Going Against The Grain

Uniformity is completely overrated and life is ultimately not black or white. Ernest Inn is a treasure trove of vintage and market finds; worn leather armchairs, a red couch, vintage bar stools, exposed brick walls, upcycled wooden chairs and beer benches… In every corner there is something new to discover.

Classic vs. Industrial

The beautiful existing coffered ceiling has been retained from the previous life of the establishment. Ornate and decorative, it is in stark contrast to the bold and heavy furniture that resides in the room. The polished concrete floor helps to blend the scene together. What would once have been considered a complete and utter mismatch, now rests proudly in perfect harmony.

Light Up My Life

The latest trend in both commercial and residential lighting are randomly placed and hung exposed cables and bulbs. This style is essential in keeping with the industrial theme; chandeliers and modern downlights do not fit into this scene. The ceiling also becomes a focal point, it is unique and beautiful no matter what your taste.

Has this article got your taste for the industrial style going? Have a look at some of our other idea books ’The Industrial Dining Room and Salt Restaurant’.

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