L'Essentiel, legacy of the past and modernity

L'Essentiel, legacy of the past and modernity


Work details

The worksite

  • Renovation and interior design of the restaurant and guest rooms “L’Essentiel”, Rue Roger ClÇment 32, 5020 Temploux
  • Architect: Klaarchitectuur (Gregory Nijs)
  • Material used: MORTEX® range, Beal International
  • Craftsman (tables): Dankers DÇcor
  • Craftsman (flooring): MK Floors

A place with character

L’Essentiel is one of those addresses that you should not miss under any circumstances. Both a starred restaurant and a bed and breakfast, this establishment located in the Namur region is definitely worth a visit.

Opened in 2007, this place was designed by the architect Gregory Nijs in the image of its owners, the chef Raphaâl Adam and his wife BÇnÇdicte: warm, delicate, full of character and personality.

A matter of style

After several years of experience in renowned establishments, the couple decided to settle in this former 17th century tannery with their team to offer their own cuisine.

If the chef’s dishes take you on a gustatory adventure, the dÇcor also adds flavor to the experience.

A detail oriented renovation

To renovate this former tannery and transform it into a gourmet restaurant, the couple and their architect had one guiding principle: highlight the traces of the past that could be preserved. Old stones, blue stones, parquet floors and woodwork are all charming assets that they have restored.

Design lovers, they wanted to combine these old elements with a more modern decoration to create a contemporary atmosphere.

The MORTEX® flooring: aesthetic, practical and versatile

While the previous decoration of the premises had already been entirely done with MORTEX® flooring, it was only natural that the couple chose to continue in this direction. They renovated the premises according to their own tastes, but still using MORTEX® .

MORTEX® mineral flooring was used for the design of some floors. These were created in two colors (black and beige) to offer contrast and dynamism to the spaces. It is also with this product that the architect had custom tables made in a sandy color.

MORTEX® flooring did not only appeal to them for its unique aesthetics. Easy to maintain and extremely resistant, it is also its practicality that made it one of the materials of choice for the design of this HORECA space.


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