Il Treno Dining Unit by Tjep

Romaniticism and intimacy are not extinct. Well, at least not in the case of furniture design thanks to Il Treno, a dining compartment reminiscent of sentimental train journeys. Designed by a Dutch studio Tjep, which was founded in 2001 by the renowned Dutch Designer Frank Tjepkema, Il Treno (‘train’ in Italian language) is a modular unit, made from ash or oak, that is attached to the overhead steel framing, and, just like a train carriage, has small metal steps to help the diners into their seats.

The Il Treno dining unit comes in two versions – one with a storage unit for your tableware and one without. Also, the overhead rack can be made in white or black.

So, if you are a modern traveler and a fan of classic dining train carriages and would love to recreate the feeling of eating or sipping tea in one, Il Treno is just the thing for you. The booth, which comfortably seats two, is based on Tjep Studio’s earlier design project for Bergen-based pizzeria called Fabbrica.

Il Treno had its debut at the Ventura Lambrate section of the international furniture fair Salone del Mobile in Milan, Italy.

Storage compartment of the Il Treno Dining Unit by Tjep

Foot step of the Il Treno Dining Unit by Tjep

Wooden seats of the Il Treno Dining Unit by Tjep

Il Treno Dining Unit by Tjep with an integrated chandelier

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