Totally obvious, GQ Bar in Dubai is inspired by the popular men’s magazine. Looking at the interior, you can feel the sophisticated and masculine vibes whether in terms of color, materials, and overall rigid look.
When I spotted the photos of this exquisite restaurant, the first thing I noticed after the fact that it is in an interior of a chapel, was the beautiful grand lighting fixture. Reading more about the project, I realized it is by none other than my favorite lighting design company, .PSLAB from Lebanon, a company I can proudly say I have worked with on a project before.
Designed by Piet Boon, the’ Jane’ is meant to be a fine dining restaurant run by Michelin star chef Sergio Herman and chef Nick Bril with the theme of ‘fine dining meets rock and roll’.
A new eatery has been grabbing the hype in Buenos Aires, known as Ninina Bakery. Owned by Emmanuel Paglayan’s of Armenian origin, food offered also includes Baba Ghanouj & Hommus in addition to all kinds of baked goods and cakes.
Local architects Estudio Verardo designed the space using monochrome theme enhanced by copper lampshades, and a lovely marble counter.
Estudi Josep Cortina has designed the Umo Japanese Restaurant as part of Hotel Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain.
Elements Café is a popular dining place in the Amara Hotel in Singapore seating up to 150 persons. The owners hired design firm ‘designphase dba’ to re-plan and re-design this well known venue.
La Centrale was a restaurant that was very popular back in 2001, people from my generation would remember how hip the whole concept was, especially that it was designed by Bernard Khoury, the mastermind behind BO18 among many other avant-garde projects.
One of the fist designers to introduce copper in modern interiors and in a very flamboyant way was Tom Dixon. His interiors are known to have copper as the main finishing element and I think he has done an amazing job so far. This project is his first ever in Paris , a new restaurant from Fabienne and Philippe Amzalak and Jean-Louis Costes, called Eclectic.
The main features are the pendant light in the center and custom made honey comb copper wall. The seating is mostly ‘lounging’ with large booths and armchairs that are part of the designer’s collection.
Three Years ago I posted about Park 51 in New York, a project assigned to Michel Aboud , a Lebanese architect who graduated from American University of Beirut prior to continuing his studies in the U.S.A. His name shone then, since it was a controversial project, and continued since. He and his team opened an office in Beirut, Lebanon and have several Avant-garde projects at hand.It was lovely seeing one of their projects, Workshop, get awarded with the best restaurant in the Americas. Check out the photos in this post and description by SOMA below.