restaurant brut 172

Renovation of a former farmhouse into a luxurious restaurant

At the beginning of 2020, Michelin-starred chef Hans van Wolde opened the doors of his luxurious restaurant ‘Brut 172’. The restaurant is located in an actual former farmhouse at a height of 172 meters in Reijmerstok, which is a small village originating from the medieval era near Maastricht. The dining experience is considered to be exceptional due to the beautiful location, the perfectly balanced interior design and the delicious food.

Formani reference renovation project - Restaurant Brut 172
Photography by Kyonne Leyser & Tijmen Ballieux

Interior design with charasteric features

The design of the new restaurant is created by the Dutch interior designer Niels Maier. The characteristic features of the original building, such as the walls and the wooden beams, were kept in the design. The basis of the design was found in the barn, which is considered the most beautiful part of the building. The first floor of this spacious center is separated into two wings with adequately spaced dining tables, which evokes a feeling of having small private dining areas. Both wings are connected by a bridge, where one can see the open kitchen.

Formani reference design project - Restaurant Brut 172

Solid and pure materials

The influences of the surroundings are incorporated into the design. The marl land is reflected in the interior design by the use of solid and pure materials, such as wood and steel, yet applied in a sophisticated manner. The soft color tones are used to create an exciting contrast with the solid feel of the historical farmhouse. The design evokes a feeling of softness, which stands for security, comfort, and most importantly the feeling of coming home.

Architectural hardware

The architectural hardware are an important aspect to complete the design. Therefore, the handles of the FORMANI INC by Piet Boon series in the latest finish ‘PVD satin black’ are added in every area of the building. The modern and convenience look of these door handles create a perfect balance between the new design and the characteristic features of the historical building.

door handle on rose PVD satin black
PBI102 lever handle
PBIWC53 turn and release set
Formani reference design project - Restaurant Brut 172
Michelin-starred chef Hans van Wolde and his staff in the kitchen of 'Brut 172'
Black door handle on rose with PVD coating - Formani
PBI102 lever handle PVD satin black

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Formani reference design project - Restaurant Brut 172
Formani reference design project - Restaurant Brut 172
T-shape door handle PVD satin black - Formani
PBI103
Formani reference design project - Restaurant Brut 172
PVD satin black door handle - Formani
Formani reference design project - Restaurant Brut 172
Formani INC by Piet Boon door handle on rose PVD satin black