Restaurant Development & Design

January-February 2017

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J A N U A R Y / F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 7 • r e s t a u r a n t d e v e l o p m e n t + d e s i g n • 6 5 + FORM AND FUNCTION: Considering how all the elements work together to im- prove the overall efficiency of the operations is a key element in restaurant design that mat- ters to the guest experience but also goes beyond their immedi- ate concerns. Function, form and operation must all work together. The layout for Dos Jefes in Dallas was essential to the union of form and function. + FOCAL AREAS: Our team loves creating focal areas with communal tables that grab attention and create a comfortable gathering spot for guests. + REFLECTIVE SURFACES: Adding elegant flourishes to casual spaces with the use of reflective materials like brass or chrome can kick up the style of a given space. The use of brass and mirrors at Quill in Dallas created a dramatic bar space. + MIXING LIGHTING TYPES: Pairing a mix of lighting types in one space creates visual diversity but still works together. At Tanoshii Ramen in Dallas, we used four different styles of light, each with its own look. They were all employed in the same space, but since the space itself was designed to have different zones, each light defines its given space but also works well together. Photos courtesy of Coevál Studio

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