Barbara Konobrodzka

A study and conceptual project of the modernisation of “Atalanta” Vistula barge for the purpose of recreation and gastronomy

The project of modernising “Atalanta” Vistula barge resulted from the observation of intensively developing Boulevards, the desire to restore the splendour of a unique facility and the need to create a new, unique place on the map of Warsaw. When designing, I wanted to take the risk of experimenting with the convention, without rejecting it completely. I tried to go beyond thinking about the building as embedded in the ground. The criterion was to create a high standard restaurant – haute cuisine – taking into account the historical background of the facility and its technical requirements. To establish an aesthetic, functional and spatial interior that will allow free rest. A characteristic yet not exaggerated place. I departed from lavishness and splendour in favour of luxury defined as diligence and care that make ordinary extraordinary. My premise was to interact with architecture and decor at the sensual level, as well as a holistic
approach to the subject. The use of glazing in the facade enabled the creation of an open spatial composition, allowing the interior harmoniously penetrate the outside, creating a coherent whole. The functional rhythm of the main seats introduced in the system organises the space, giving it a unique form and harmony. The resulting interior is characterised by subdued colors, the use of natural materials, a variety of structures and textures, and high sensitivity to detail.

(born 1992)
Studies: industrial design at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Ecology and Management in Warsaw (first-cycle 2011–2015); Faculty of Interior Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (second-cycle 2016–2019); The Faculty of Design and Interior Design at Władysław Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź (post-graduate 2015–2016). Works in residential and public utility interior design, furniture design and applied arts. She collaborates with architectural studios and individual clients.