Theatrical! That’s what I can see in Namus Boutique Restaurant completed by Chiho & Partners. The primary industrial materials used in this project are steel and acrylic resin. Personally, it almost looked like a sculptural restaurant design – very unusual and unique similar to a metropolis only that it was created upside down.
The sculptural work on this hospitality design is the focal point of the entire design. It is suspended above the open kitchen located at the center of the beautiful restaurant. It provides light for the cooks’ food preparation and is definitely attention grabbing considering that the area is very dramatic – almost dream like.
Chiho & Partners carefully planned the entire place including the organized lighting scheme demonstrating their preference for an indirect glow rather than spotlight-like lights. This subtly enhances the geometric designs on the furnishings found on this amazing restaurant with floor area reaching almost 1000 square meters catering to six private dining rooms each with distinct environment. The subtle color palette becomes the finishing touch bringing the restaurant interiors to life.
I find this geometric installation impressive as it hangs over the main dining room. The restaurant is located in Seongnam, South Korea. The designer completed the attempt of converting the dining room into an essentially open space with continuity and harmony to its interior. By combining the horizontal and vertical lines both on walls and ceiling, the fluidity was heightened and emphasized. To achieve this, stone, wood and metal are used so that visual separations are apparent in different areas. This is highlighted by the rich textures present in all the materials.
Posted by JackieAzuela at 7 June, 2012