The design of each store varies according to location and the space as well as target audience. The design of Comptoir Libanais is a genuine celebration of the colours, patterns of everyday life in Lebanon and Middle East.
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Located on Calle Doctor Castelo 21 is the second restaurant that the studio designs for the well-known chain of Marisqueria Norte Sur. The initial approach of the reform was to design a small and sophisticated space with two spaces, bar area and restaurant, to transport the customer inside a unique cabin.
Unique and elaborate construction on the walls, empowered by gold and bronze strikes, seagull designs on the roof, all compose a new era in Greece-inspired design aesthetics, in a magnificent attempt to surpass the common decades-long folkloresque decoration, infused with replicas of pillars and statues.
Inspired by Kingston’s rich aviation heritage, the overall design scheme holds a warm and contemporary aesthetic, with subtle touches of aircraft paraphernalia. The hotel lobby is designed to be a welcoming and social space, with a blend of relaxed seating and tables suitable for groups, alone travellers and casual business meetings.
Behind the bar, display shelving made from white tubular steel hosts pockets of greenery from Loose Leaf. Timber-topped tables with banquette seating and Pedrali chairs run the length of the space. At intervals, lightweight steel framing with in-built lighting becomes a sculptural element, providing a sense of intimacy without breaking up the café’s openness.
With vintage brass light fixtures and accents, caramel-colored leather Chesterfield sofas, black leather chairs, zinc and brass tables, cement tile insets, and plantation shutters, The Pearl offers a welcomed respite from the hustle and bustle of downtown Houston in a relaxed, sophisticated setting.
We designed the restaurant to be as warm, welcoming and happy (and even appetizing) at night as it is during the day, and created the joinery and furnishings to look better with some wear and tear after heavy use. Natural stone, ceramic, brass, timber, concrete and blackened steel feature heavily in a bold but limited palette and we designed in a lot of room to accommodate generous amounts of vegetation in aged terra cotta.
The first objective was to preserve the atmosphere of the past, through a careful restoration of the late Renaissance structure, characterized by towering arches of the eighteenth century reinforcement. Two large rooms that are accessed from the original windows of the time, facing directly on Piazza Capranica: a huge wooden counter and red Verona marble surrounded by stools, oak tables and leather chairs.
Three and Baristas is a Cafe located in Kuwaits iconic Al Shaheed Park. Based on the idea of a market, artisinal items that are handpicked and infused within the menu. Minimal and accented with light blue hues, the brand communicates softly with the imported products. The result is a clean brand direction that makes warm fresh.
The location of the kitchen and its distribution, the bar area, living room and dining rooms, etc. are rigorously adapted to the rooms of the building and its circulations, resulting in a bar, that although might not respond strictly to the most conventional typologies of its kind, becomes a space full of peculiarity and character