Restaurant design is a challenge ~ not only does your food need to look as appealing as it tastes … but so does the interior.
It's been said we "eat with our eyes" and I believe we start doing this the moment our foot steps in the door.LAVO
What am I eating ... Is it pasta by the plate? Tapas for an hour? Gourmet because tonight's special? Casual because I'm too tired to cook for myself?M.B. Post Restaurant
Whatever the occasion, the interior sets the stage for the meal we enjoy. We subconsciously project how the food will taste based on the environment it is presented in.
Here's a few of my favorite restaurant designs that have interiors as scrumptious as their menus … bon appétit!
M.B. Post Restaurant
1950s until the 1970s this space served as the Manhattan Beach Post OfficeM.B. Post Restaurant
Location Brussels in the Sainte-Catherine District
Type: restaurant & pizzeria
A coffee roastery in ParisCafé Coutume
Meltino Bar & Lounge
Meltino Bar & Lounge
Concept: A coffee grain that draws the space… and the well-being associated with the simple act of drinking coffee.
A concept I can get behind!
The style: modern European
The food: molecular kitchen style dishes
The ceiling: a tornado top of courseTwister Restaurant
CHAMBERS eat + drink by
Restaurant and lounge at San Francisco’s iconic rock n’ roll hotel
These are records in the bookcases …Image courtesy © Mr. Important Design CHAMBERS
The Kith Café
Inspiration comes from the Japanese film, Be With You. Translating into “Would you care to have a coffee break with me sometime?”
Organic furniture construction using well over a 10,000 blocks of plywood!The Kith Café
The material: hand-woven curvilinear abaca panels
The effect: emulate traditional Middle Eastern vernacular architecture inspired by being submerged in a ocean wave.Nobu restaurant
Divino Wine Bar
Location: Szent István Square, in the heart of Budapest’s city centre
The what: exclusive Hungarian, second generation wine & a dynamic bistro milieuDivino Wine Bar
Inspired by clouds, this ceiling treatment was created using thousands of sticks - 25,000 to be exact.
The effect? The mysterious image clouds create.Tsujita restaurant
"Vaults" that separate the restaurant from the bar area are constructed from translucent stretch black fabric.
LAVO Italian Restaurant
Location: Las Vegas
Next time you enter a restaurant, take notice of all the details ~ lighting, materials, texture ~ that create the backdrop for your dining experience.