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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.