Turkish design firm Autoban is known for their unconventional use of natural materials. Their design for Bistro 33 in Istanbul is a great example of their subdued but intriguing style. Click below for some inspiring ideas from this restaurant...
The cafe comprises an indoor bar and dining room, as well as outdoor seating. In both spaces, natural wood furnishings are complemented by white accents.
Outside, accents include classic white umbrellas and white bird cages hung from a canopy. You won't find a lot of plastic outdoor furniture here, just wooden farm tables, wishbone chairs, and marble-topped cafe tables. Benches are combined with chairs to add more seating.
Inside, the herringbone pattern on the floors extends up the walls, where it's offset by white tile. Again, wooden tables are paired with classic modern chairs. One of our favorite photos shows a large Chesterfield sofa used to create booth seating—a set-up we sometimes see in home dining rooms.