Atmosphere, interior and logo design for Lee restaurant in Tallinn's Old Town, Uus 3.
Opened in June 2021.
Lee's owners, Kristjan Peäske and Janno Lepik, had been running well recognized Leib resto for ten years when the worldwide pandemic gave them an opportunity to start fresh. Lee restaurant is located in Tallinn Old Town, in the house of Scottish Club and the previous atmosphere was dark and outdated.
Marit's task was to create a fresh and cosmopolitan yet warm atmosphere that would harmonize with natural ingredients and food. Perfect balance between crystals and wood, with a touch of custom mirrors and furniture classics like Finn Juhl Reading Chairs.
Before, the fireplace had a minimalist design, hidden inside the wall. But, Marit's vision was to create a welcoming area with a prosperous chimney where one can sit and relax while waiting to be seated. Sky blue patterned glazed tiles were a perfect match with the rest of the interior.
LEE is a word describing the ancient Estonian communal fireplace around which life would vividly simmer and crackle, a place to prepare and share delicious meals.
Photos by Terje Ugandi.