La Villa Bantou | Isabel Gomez Studio | World Design Awards 2022

Isabel Gomez Studio: Winner of World Design Awards 2022. La Villa Bantou is a high-end restaurant offering its clients typical African dishes. Located in the heart of Brussels, the obvious challenge was to bring a subtle cultural touch without falling into stereotypes. The brief was to create an exclusive, unforgettable place, a real icon among Brussels’ fine dining restaurants. Some ingredients were essential for creating the perfect universe. Noble materials such as marble or gold combined with the soft and warm properties of velvet fabrics. A double-facing fireplace provides cosiness even through the rainiest of days. Bespoke wall mouldings in juxtaposition with the dominant wild wallpapers enhanced by the use of unique and stunning lighting fixtures. The Bantou touch is brought through the warm colour palette, the natural materials and the strong character of the decoration and finishes. The division into multiple very different spaces with unique atmospheres allows its guests a one of a kind experience each time they visit. La Villa Bantou’s harmonic interior transports guests to another world—a world that feels like home.

Project Details
Isabel Gomez Studio

Isabel Gomez

Project Name
La Villa Bantou

World Design Awards Category
Commercial and Hospitality Interior Built

Project Location

Isabel Gomez Studio


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©Isabel Gomez Studio

Isabel Gomez Studio is an interior design studio based in the heart of Brussels, managed by Isabel Gomez, which specialises in residential projects but also offers professional projects such as restaurants. The company makes it a point of honour to use furniture or other elements produced in Europe. In this way, the studio focuses not only on the aesthetic aspect of the items but also on the quality. To make each project unique, the team creates custom-made furniture, carpet design and wallpaper. The company takes to heart the fact that it offers each client a unique and quality service.