Mondo Eatery was born in order to provide a restaurant and a cafe for the brand new Melter Hotel in the center of Nuremberg. The word Mondo was the starting point for Neoos Design to conceive a concept based on nature and the outdoors. From that point, natural colors, warm materials and nature-shape forms were chosen to achieve an open and welcoming space where customers would feel relaxed in the heart of Nuremberg.
The main sitting area, a 9 meter long slatted oak bench, was conceptualized as a seamless element which would also define the flooring for the dining area, continuing towards the floor as a “wooden carpet”. The other main eye catcher at Mondo is its back wall, composed by 2,400 “Schindeln” (shingle tiles) which are found very commonly in mountain areas near Nuremberg or the Alps.
Felt was used for this element instead of wood in order to create an acoustic wall to improve the space acoustics. The open ceiling was partially covered with “leaves” and “water lilies” made out of felt in order to enhance acoustics, but also to integrate ventilation pipes and other air conditioning elements.
Design: Neoos Design
Photography: Richard Tilney-Bassett