• Year: 1978
  • Town: 1050 Brussels

In 1987, Antoine Pinto brushed away the cobwebs from the fabulous setting of the former Quincaillerie and has created in this astonishing place, a Costes Café atmosphere where everything or nearly everything is authentic. Authentic because of its stairs and its wrought iron gallery overhanging the big dining room, of its long zinc bars, especially because of the hundred or so stud drawers aligned on the big walls. The designer could put it to use with genius, by painting the metal in green bronze and by restoring the wood with a superb mahogany patina. He also added bar furniture: marble pedestal tables, chairs and wooden wall seats. Two Michelangelo busts are on guard of the small dining room, which is crowned by a glass roof.