A Former Sponge Factory on the Greek Island of Symi is Transformed into LOS bistro
On the Greek Island of Symi which is part of the Dodecanese island chain, located about 41 kilometres (25 miles) north-northwest of Rhodes, is LOS - Lobster, Oyster, Sushi -, a new bistro bar and art gallery designed by New York based interior designer Yannos Vrousgos and his team at the Input Creative Studio. And LOS sits like a new jewel in Symi harbour’s already stunning crown.
Housed in an old sponge factory that was once home to a merchant who made the first sponge diving equipment, LOS’ setting is one of beauty and intrigue, evident from the moment one dives in to be welcomed into an atmosphere as tranquil as the ocean. Although its exterior is awash with a traditional palette typical to the island, the addition of modern signage indicates that there are many wonders to discover in a design that references this magical island’s history and culture whilst adding something fresh and complimentary to the mix.
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inspiration via yealengelhart.telavivian.com
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