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Our Custom Mobile Chandelier at Restoration Hardware

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Our Custom Mobile Chandelier at Restoration Hardware

The custom mobile chandelier we designed for Lee's Sandwiches Dublin is now available for sale at Restoration Hardware.  The 3-arm light fixture is part of the Kinetic collection inspired by the moveable arms and rotating joints.  See the sketch that started it all (left).

The collection also includes a dramatic two-tier chandelier and our favorite variation, the surface mount fixture (above).  All versions are available in a polished nickel which is quite stunning.

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Fabricated by Form & Reform who has designed other light fixtures for Restoration Hardware.  More on the design process here.

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Restaurant Design Trend: THE BRANDING WALL

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Restaurant Design Trend: THE BRANDING WALL

Creating a visual identity on the interior enhances brand recognition and the overall customer experience.  First, a definition...

Branding Wall  a mural or accent wall featuring graphic representation of the brand.  

Likely the result of a resurgence in the classic arts of typography and calligraphy in graphic design.  The branding wall design trend is both beautiful and functional.   Some our favorites below:

Photo: Loop Creative

SHED 5 RESTAURANT  Melbourne, AU
by Loop Creative

Great article on the design here: Kaper Design

Photo: Panco Sassano

BURBAR RESTAURANT  MAR DEL PLATA, AR
BY PANCO SASSANO

More of the design here: Panco Sassano

Photo: Rice Creative

MONJO COFFEE  HO CHI MINH CITY, VN
BY RICE CREATIVE

More of the design here.

Photo: Estudio Atillo

GRAN MERCADO COCINA  ROSARIO, AR
BY ESTUDIO ATILLO

More of the design here.

Photo: Charles Smith Design

BYRON HAMBURGERS   LONDON, UK
BY CHARLES SMITH DESIGN

More images of this and other locations here.

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5 Ways to Increase Restaurant Seating

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5 Ways to Increase Restaurant Seating

Galeto Brazilian Steakhouse  Oakland, CA

Galeto Brazilian Steakhouse  Oakland, CA

1. COMMUNAL TABLE

Communal tables are a popular and efficient dining solution.  On a budget? Group tables together to form one large communal table.  To enhance the effect - place the tables in a focal area like the chef's table at Galeto Brazilian Grill above.

Girl and Goat by 555 International

Girl and Goat by 555 International

2. BANQUETTE

Create intimacy and increase capacity with banquette or booth seating.  Not only will you seat more guests, they will also spend more.  According to a Cornell study, customers in booths spent 45% more on average than those at tables. To save on cost, manufacturers like International Upholstery provide banquettes in standard or custom sizes.

Lee's Sandwiches  Dublin, CA

Lee's Sandwiches  Dublin, CA

3. DINING COUNTER

Make use of extra wall or storefront space with a dining counter.  Counters encourage socializing and are comfortable for working or eating alone.  Former San Francisco mayor, Willie Brown, shares his favorite counter dining spots in this article

Bambino Restaurant by Aidlin Darling Design

Bambino Restaurant by Aidlin Darling Design

4. RECTANGULAR TWO-TOP

Not as sexy as the others but the two-top table is the most flexible seating option. An entire restaurant can be designed using only two-tops and accommodate groups of any size.  Tip: Always have extra two-tops on hand just in case.

Battery Wharf Hotel   Boston, MA

Battery Wharf Hotel   Boston, MA

5.  OUTDOOR SEATING

Take advantage of outdoor space and increase seating capacity.  On a nice day, guests will wait for a patio spot giving you an edge over competitors.  Worried about the weather?  Heat lamps placed strategically increase the amount of time you can use the outdoor space.

Remember: The ideal furniture layout adapts to best accommodate your guests and enhances your design concept.  Questions or need help designing a layout?  Email us – we are happy to help.

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Luxe Restaurant and Hotel Remodel

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Luxe Restaurant and Hotel Remodel

A high concept makeover of France's Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud by Jouin Manku and Sanjit Manku that takes your breath away.  Historic preservation restrictions prevented altering the structure inspiring creative design solutions that celebrate the stunning Romanesque and Gothic architecture.  The elegant juxtaposition of Modern and Medieval features streamlined, multipurpose furnishings and an organic palette which incorporates natural materials: wood, linen, wool, leather, and metal.

For more info on the design,  see article from Interior Design Magazine

Photos: Dezeen, Architectural Digest, Interior Design Magazine

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Galeto Brazilian Steakhouse Now Open

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Galeto Brazilian Steakhouse Now Open

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Galeto Brazilian Grill is now open in Oakland, CA.  Roasted free range is the restaurant's signature dish and served as the inspiration for the restaurant.   Playfully, the interior references the chicken coop with a subtly Brazilian color palette and millwork in plain sawn white oak metal mesh and structural steel.  If you are in the Bay area, then you simply must go.  It isn't just a great meal but a culinary experience!  Click here for more details.

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