Last night on Restaurant Impossible, a popular Food Network TV show starring Robert Irvine, our Viktor chairs made an appearance! And, they sure looked “groovy” in the newly renovated retro modern ristorante!
The show, which airs on Wednesday nights at 10/9 central, features struggling restaurants whose owners and staff are led by Irvine to improve the menu, organization, design, and internal relationships – which are often the cause of the chaos within. Irvine has two days and $10,000 to turn each restaurant around, a challenge that he always seems to take head-on and with no excuses. In addition, he leads a design team to complete a total makeover of the interior of the restaurant and, in every episode, the WOW factor is evident.
On last night’s episode (2/18/2015), Irvine visited Be’ne Pizza and Pasta Restaurant, a retro style establishment in Omaha, Nebraska. At first, the dining room at Be’ne looked more like a cafeteria than a restaurant, with black banquet chairs and cheap red tables adjacent to an arcade filled with classic video games. The designer on this episode, Taniya Nayak, took that retro motif and went with it! She used our brushed silver Viktor chairs and filled them into the new dining room along with beautiful gray table tops and new banquette seating to offer a split booth feel. She also added cream colored Tolix-style backless bar stools with bar height tables to offer more seating for patrons. The lighting was so fitting, the video game pixel design on the main wall was perfect, and the mixture of colors gave the dining room that retro feel that Be’ne’s restaurant needed. When the new Be’ne’s opened to service a slew of customers at the end of the show, it was great to see our Viktor chairs being used in this fabulous new atmosphere.
We are so proud to have our furniture make an appearance on this fantastic series! Our sincere thank you goes to Restaurant Impossible and designer Taniya Nayak for making it possible.
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