Coffee shop – Restaurant
Category: Interior Design
Photography: Alina Lefa
2018

Coffee shop – Restaurant
Category: Interior Design
Photography: Alina Lefa
2018

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An 87 years old true influencer in Gastouni Ilias.

“Tamam” means “It is fine”, “It is complete”, and “It is fulfilled”. And the life of mrs. Eleftheria became fulfilled with a space that reflects her unique story and filoxenia: a cutely traditional coffee shop that brings an Asian Minor air in the heart of Gastouni.

“Tamam” is located in Gastouni Ilias, a town in Peloponnese, West Greece, with approximately 11,254 people.

It is a town known as a former important silk production center and a place where thousands of Greek refugees arrived from the Asia Minor and Constantinople during the Greco-Turkish War in 1919-1922.

The multicultural character of mrs. Eleftheria was bold inspiration to Studiomateriality and its creator, Miltos Kontogiannis.

That is why Studiomateriality’s approach remained consistent to the tradition and endeavor to undertake the role of conservation of these unique characteristics that identify them as the most important part of a culture.

The first adds by the design team, where the cream-coloured walls and the dark blue floor that gave depth to the space. The bespoke wall tapestries, and custom-made aprons and silk scarves, followed.

The traditional patterns on them such as the roasters and flower themes reminded us classic, decorative embroideries of the agricultural scene.

The wooden furniture remained in dark shades yet the the wall vinyl messages shined by the golden light of Constantinople.

Mrs. Eleftheria and her grandsons, managed to revive a whole era with a modern twist. In “Tamam” they host ‘rembetiko’ music nights, accompanied with a live band and of course traditional Minor Asian finger food, famous as ‘mezes’, prepared with love and care by the family.

A fine place that fills the locals with love.

Tamam it is, then.

beauty always wins. beauty always wins. beauty always wins. beauty always wins.