We believe hospitality design should be cohesive and holistic. It allows the food to take the spotlight as guests become its audience whilst aspects such as music, lighting, comfort and master planning combine to create comfort, intimacy and even romance.
It often goes unnoticed, but a restaurant’s interior design is all part of a very conscious effort to create a unique experience for the customer, to create a recognisable brand for the restaurant/bar. Here are three ways we ensure your establishment stays current within this competitive market
1. Restaurant concept
At CADA we start with the food. Great restaurant concepts connect the food and beverage offering, history, style and fashion, culture and environment.
One example is Farmacy, a concept designed around nutritional intelligence, appealing to London’s growing vegan following. The interior is simple, contemporary and clean, just like their food. We used a mix of untreated woods and natural fibre upholstery, brass and foliage. We designed the scheme to reflect Farmacy’s social and environmental conscience.
Due to Farmacy’s tremendous success within the health and wellbeing sector, they are planning to open express outlets later this year.
Lighting is incredibly important in setting the tone at your establishment. It’s important to consider the right sort of lighting to enhance the presentation of products, using strong light and shadow and adding a touch of drama to the space.
When designing The American Club, Hong Kong, we commissioned lighting specialists Cinimod Studio to assist us with the lighting scheme. The members club is encased in glass, offering a 360-degree view over Hong Kong’s harbour. We worked with Cinimod to minimise reflections and amplify the drama of the space and its location. Now the club has an air of relaxed glamour, creating a modern world-class space, attractive to younger members.
The sense of touch has the power to enhance your establishment’s atmosphere. Cool, sleek surfaces like marble carry different connotations to rustic woods. It’s important to consider the texture on walls, floors, furniture and anything else that customers will see or touch. By introducing a texture or feature wall, you are adding a focus point within the environment that creates a point of interest.
The Dorchester’s Parcafé’s location played an important part in the concept’s creation. As a celebration of its parkside setting we introduced a textured wooden feature wall, continuing the parks narrative with branch-like food displays, which creates richness and warmth.