Radio Royaal is a so-hip-it-hurts restaurant located in Eindhoven’s Strijp-S – an enormous factory and warehouse previously owned by Philips. The restaurant was created by Niels Wouter, Bart Gardenier and Stella Birsak as a pop-up during last year’s Dutch Design Week. The concept was such a huge success that the owners decided to set up shop permanently…
Well, well, well… Isn’t this a stroke of genius if ever I’ve seen one? Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek found an abandoned factory space on the outskirts of Eindhoven, and immediately decided to convert it into his studio, shop, gallery, restaurant, event room, attelier for designers and factory which produces his trademark pieces made from reclaimed timber and metal. Wowee! Amazeballs, right? This 10,000 square meters of space, originally occupied by Philips, went through an extensive refurb in order to turn the initially dark box into an interior filled with light, life and design.