Commerce Design Award: STROFILIA

June 9th, 2011 by retail design blog

Architect: Delacroix & Friant
Merchant: Stefano Svania
Type: Greek restaurant
Address : rue marché aux Porcs 13 – Brussels
District: Sainte-Catherine

Greek restaurant Strofilia is located in a former wine storehouse and consists of three different spaces. The first dining-room, redesigned by Delacroix & Friant, is a completely white space, spiced up using design furniture, wooden wine cases as wall coverage and coloured ‘totem poles’. The room in the back is decorated in the traditional Greek manner with brick wall and original wooden details and furniture. After dinner, guests can relax in the 17th century brick basement.

The Commerce Design Award has been launched in Montreal (Canada) in 1995 in order to stimulate local merchants to invest in the furnishing of their commercial spaces with the assistance of a qualified professional. The initiative spread immediately to cities all over the world (Saint-Etienne, Marseille, Lyon, Nantes, Luxemburg, Eindhoven, …) among which our own capital that celebrates this year the second edition of the Commerce Design Brussels competition, coordinated by Pro Materia and Design September (with the support of the City of Montreal, Brussels Capital Region, Atrium, Brussels Louise and institutional and private partners).

Organisation :
Pro Materia asbl & Design September
Lise Coirier, director Pro Materia –
Jean de Gheldere, director Design September –
For more info :
Jasmijn Verlinden – project coordinator :
+32 2 768 25 10

The following ten duos merchant – designer/architect won the Commerce Design Brussels 2010-2011 Jury prizes :

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Lumee Restaurant Interior & Brand Design by I-AM, Manama - Bahrain
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PURO – The Social Club by Dyer-Smith Frey, Zurich - Switzerland
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