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Restaurant PANAMA in Berlin


Interior design: Nora Witzigmann und Karoline Butzert

Photos: HEJM Foto - Langenheim GbR, Berlin



The restaurant and bar concept hidden behind Berlin’s new hip address PANAMA opened its doors in June 2016 and was inspired by Janosch’s children’s book “The Trip to Panama”. The interplay between closeness and distance, locality and exotic regions, are interpreted in an impressive way: these motifs shape the aesthetics of the interior design – Thonet bentwood chairs in light oiled ash create a friendly and warm ambience and the creative basis for kitchen and bar: the PANAMA is dedicated to a contemporary form of German cuisine while integrating aromas from different countries. The restaurant of initiator Ludwig Cramer-Klett located on gallery-lined Potsdamer Straße, occupies two floors in the building and an atrium in a historic factory complex. High ceilings, columns and brick walls give the space a special charm, which is enhanced by an exposed interior concept with colourful details, exotic plants and a contemporary selection of works of art developed by Nora Witzigmann and Karoline Butzert. The light Thonet bentwood chairs – 30 models 215 R, 10 coffee house chairs 214 and 15 armchairs 209 – round out the modern interior design of the restaurant area on the second floor. The PANAMA is the second restaurant and bar project under the umbrella of the Contemporary Food Lab, a multi-disciplinary community that deals with the topics food, people and nature in a creative way.

PANAMA Restaurant & Bar
Potsdamer Straße 91
10785 Berlin

Opening hours:

Tuesdays – Saturdays  
Bar: 5 p.m. – midnight
Kitchen: 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.



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