A book that takes the reader on a journey to some of the most cutting-edge examples in restaurant design and architecture from around the world
In our fast-paced global economy, people are working increasingly harder, cooking less and, therefore, spending more and more time in restaurants. As a result, the restaurant space has become steadily more important in relation to the restaurant owner’s conceptual vision. As we are told in the preface to Dining Out: The New Restaurant Interior Design Book, “creating a story that connects with people is a key ingredient in creating a good restaurant design”. The book takes the reader on a journey to some of the most cutting-edge examples in restaurant design and architecture from around the world. With a descriptive text for each project, it focuses on the craftmanship, color schemes, decorative details, lighting and furnishings that form the identity of the space, serving as a source of inspiration and reference for professional designers, foodies and other people involved in the restaurant business. Interior and exterior photographs, as well as blueprints of each design, present the reader with a rich range of styles, from modern minimalist spaces to ones defined by bold contemporary colors, a sleek industrial look or designs that look to the past for inspiration. We learn about the importance of the relationship between interior design and branding and how the featured designers use different materials to achieve a specific aesthetic and atmosphere, in addition to the functional features of the space, thereby allowing them to turn their clients’ vision into a reality.