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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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:
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.
Cofounder of Espetus Churrascaria in San Francisco, Eli Nascimento had a great space and clear vision for Galeto Brazilian Steakhouse. Nascimento took over the former LCX Noodle Bar and Le Cheval space in downtown Oakland and serves a blend of Italian and Brazilian fare with galeto (young chicken in Portuguese) as their signature dish.
Designer, Kibwe Daisy, chose a chicken coop for inspiration using plain sawn white oak and steel accents in the millwork and interior architecture. Pops of color adds Brazilian flair. Take a look at the transformation by area below.
The host area was concealed by a wall with a small opening. At Galeto, the wall opening is expanded and begins the story of the metal and wood partnership throughout the restaurant. Favorite feature: the Galeto logo sandblasted in 3/4" stainless steel.
The epitome of the chicken coop concept. The client requested a focal bar and salad bar. The design features a blend of Oak with structural steel channel details that glows. Only partially realized here, the completed bar design will preserve the open feeling allowing transparency with the use of metal mesh from GKD fabrics.
A ceiling hung wood pergola floats and defines the VIP seating area. The pendants differentiate this space from other dining areas.
Not typically a highlight, but the restrooms at Galeto will be elegant featuring penny tile accent walls in different colors for women and men and porcelain tile simulating vein cut travertine. (Men's room shown)
To see renderings and more info on the design, click here to see the project portfolio page.
by STEPHEN ALESCH of ROMAN AND WILLIAMS
Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors is one of my favorite design firms. A compelling story of Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch, a married couple, who turned their talent for bringing elaborate movie settings to life into a design firm creating compelling real environments including hotels, offices, and private residences. I spotted R&W in a publication on their design of the hipster-chic Ace Hotel and have been hooked ever since. The drawings of their projects captivate and inspire me. Stephen Alesch, an architect by trade, does all of the firm's presentation drawings. The first in this sequence is from their roots, the Practical Magic home that Robin imagined and designed from scratch and ends with renderings of the Viceroy Hotel, one of their latest projects. Check out the R&W website for more.