Maredo Flagship-Restaurant Berlin

Ippolito Fleitz Group Identity Architects Berlin / Germany / 2016

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German steakhouse chain Maredo was founded in 1978. With around 50 restaurants nationwide, it is Germany’s market-leader in the steakhouse sector. To remain competitive and cash in on the prevailing steak and burger hype, Maredo opted for a radical interior makeover and profile enhancement.


The restaurant chain is all about top quality. An important part of this promise is offering exceptionally high-quality meat, which Maredo sources straight from South America. We have put together a new interior concept that focuses on this key product and its origins, transforming quality into something much more tangible. The new materials and colour world is inspired by the raw material meat with its archaic connotations and intrinsic connection to fire. Its origins are condensed into the figure of the gaucho: the archetypal South American herdsmen. The essence of the gaucho is freedom, independence, a closeness to nature and a life lived on endless plains – and thus beef in its original, natural, unadulterated quality. The traditional gaucho poncho with its woven geometric pattern inspires the spatial elements that are formed from diamond and zigzag shapes and give the Corporate Architecture its high recognition value. It can be found in the floor tiles that were specially designed for Maredo, in the wallpaper on the walls, in the structure of the counter fronts and in the open, coffered wood ceiling. The materials world is characterised by living, natural surfaces such as wood and leather. Tree trunks and ropes, deployed as filter elements to zone the large space, and the traditional cast-iron barbecue grill are all references to the daily life and environment of the herdsman. Large-format photographs on the walls and bull horn and sombrero-shaped lights continue the spatial concept into the smallest detail. (...)

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    German steakhouse chain Maredo was founded in 1978. With around 50 restaurants nationwide, it is Germany’s market-leader in the steakhouse sector. To remain competitive and cash in on the prevailing steak and burger hype, Maredo opted for a radical interior makeover and profile enhancement. The restaurant chain is all about top quality. An important part of this promise is offering exceptionally high-quality meat, which Maredo sources straight from South America. We have put together a...

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