Michelin-star chef Sergio Herman and chef Nick Bril created their “fine dining meets rock ’n roll” restaurant vision together with Piet Boon over three years ago in a mythical location in Antwerp; the chapel of a former military hospital. Studio Piet Boon, responsible for the interior design and styling of The Jane, since then collaborated in the chapel’s unique transformation into a high-end, contemporary restaurant with international allure where luxury and experience is key.
Based on our belief in authenticity, functionality and materials that ‘age beautifully’ we chose to restore only the highly necessary in the chapel and hence preserve the rest. The original ceiling amongst others conveys the pure, understated and respectful environment that serves as the authentic host for the ultimate fine dining experience. The original altar gave way to the kitchen that - just like the atelier- is embraced by glass, like a modern shrine. It allows guests to witness everything the team creates for them.
The ‘piece de résistance’ in the centre of the restaurant is a 800 kilograms-weighing gigantic design chandelier of 12 by 9 meters with over 150 lights, designed by the Beirut-based design studio .PSLAB. The chandelier was created in such a way that it contributes to the intimate and ambient divinity of the chapel interior. The shared passion of Herman, Bril and Studio Piet Boon to work with pure, rich materials is expressed in the interior design in which high quality design furniture, marble, leather and oak wood are used.