1976 SHABU SHABU by Friend’s Design, Seoul – South Korea
Posts Tagged ‘warmth’
The clear image of an Alpine cabin emphasizes the warmth we have looked for in both projects. With several furniture typologies we have created very distinct atmospheres that coexist in perfect harmony, so the users can enjoy the choice of different options according to their likes and personal needs.
Keeping the ceiling and floor colour neutral, white paint and polished concrete floor were used to accentuate the warmth and golden hues of the timber and plywood. Extensive use of natural materials and colours blended effortlessly well with the delicate fabric of floral prints to depict a contemporary woodland setting.
A modular grid of brass display units lines the store, made from brass that has been etched and brushed for extra tactility in a nod to the footwear purveyor’s emphasis on craftsmanship. Meanwhile, bronzed glass brings in warmth to the two different volumes – dedicated to men’s and women’s collections – as does polished walnut panelling.
The main ingredient in the design is the sophisticated yet simple material palette. Exposed concrete, wood and classic subway tiles all meet in a small space to create a harmonizing effect. We layout the plan to maximize seating. In doing so we carved out 3 different experiences for diners – eating at the bar, a large table for groups and a general dining room.
The topology of the floor slabs served as a guideline for the scheme. Marble, mirrors, tiles – as well as Michel Boyer’s geometric, rectilinear chandeliers – fill the voluminous space. Warmth arrives in the interior through soft olive-green tones – the same colour that’s found in the Connemara green marble and plush velvet seating.
A large expanse of field exists a small distance from this site. The owner and his family grow vegetables there with particular consideration on taste, breed, and cultivation method. The restaurant “Hanafarm Kitchen” was created to provide true lusciousness of vegetables by cooking methods that fully utilize ingredients.
Inspired by classic circus elements, this new project for Camper has colour and fantasy. The space is full of life and light, inviting people to dream. As soon as we step through the organic door, with a handle shaped like a candy cane, we begin to discover the surprises inside. There are no corners, only curved forms.