Public Space – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Location: Amsterdam
Sector: Hospitality



David Gillies wanted to design a dining space in his restaurant that welcomed casual loungers as well as formal diners, and Ethnicraft furniture helped make his dream a reality.


Located in a residential tower in Amsterdam-Noord, an area known for its lively culture, Public Space offers its customers a unique all-day experience. Guests can enjoy anything from gourmet coffee and snacks to breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks in a relaxed environment.


The goal of Co-Founder David Gillies and his business partners Jacco Verburg and Menno de Geest was to create a playful and fun space where guests could enjoy good food and drinks while surrounded by beautiful, quality design. The Noord area is known for its art galleries, green spaces and trendy restaurants, and Public Space’s clean, homey interior reflects the eclectic vibe of the neighbourhood.







“We want our place to be playful, we want it to be fun, but we also wanted it to be of very high quality. We want a place that is somewhere we want to enjoy the kinds of drinks and the kinds of things to eat that we like. Beauty is a very important part of hospitality”








  furniture for all kinds of dining  

Public Space provides its guests with a variety of places to enjoy a bite, with casual and cushy seating, tables for intimate gatherings and traditional dining tables for larger groups or communal dining. Gillies chose Ethnicraft favourites including the Bok dining table and chairs, Osso stools, Torsion dining tables, and comfortable lounge seating, including the Barrow chairs and Ellipse sofa, which contribute to creating a harmonious atmosphere with areas for both diners and loungers.




“We love the design of Ethnicraft,” Gillies says. “We’re so happy that we can experience the quality of Ethnicraft furniture in our space and to offer it to all of our guests.”

Gillies notes the wear and tear that furniture endures in the hospitality industry. The furniture he selected needed to be of high quality and sturdy enough to withstand a high volume of customers while still adding to the bold aesthetic of the restaurant.

“I think we’re living in a world right now where we’re starting to think about our consumption and trying to find more sustainable ways forward. And that durability was something that really appealed to us.” Gillies said.


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