Restaurant Codium is located in the centre of Goes, Zeeland. Taken from seaweed, the name Codium symbolizes local ingredients used in its kitchen. Starting in June, a building on the Vlasmarkt previously occupied by a bailiff’s office has been completely renovated and transformed. Now, a kitchen and dining area occupy the first floor, with restrooms upstairs on the second.
The enormous renovation left a limited budget for the visual translation of Codium, posing a great challenge for designer Anouk van de Sande. She shaped both the corporate identity and the interior based on the personality, desires, and cuisine of the new owners. The space is divided into different sections, each sharing its own unique story concerning distinctive elements of the menu such as flavor, quality, and origin of the ingredients.
Codium’s dark green walls and ceiling, covered with hanging seaweed-like cacti make it an intimate setting. Shades of green around a matte black tabletop form a canvas for slim cutlery and sophisticated tableware. On one wall, a dark green color contrasts with the slightly pinkish sand-colored ceiling. On another, a slatted panel runs ceiling to floor and playfully changes color as the angle of view changes.
Near the kitchen, the chef’s table is an earthy experience featuring a wooden tabletop with warm coral colors, terra shades, and subtle gold accents. The restrooms distinguish themselves with expressive wine red colors for women and sea green for men, with chic terrazzo tiles in soft pink and green. The parquet is made of rosy Canadian oak. The unique tables and other furniture are from Van den Dongen in Goes. The Italian Pedrali chair frames were supplied by Interior Works Amsterdam, in dark green, red-brown, and cream with matching frames.
Photos: Pieter D’Hoop, Pieter van der Laan, Anouk van de Sande