Having been commissioned to do one of the famous rooftop airstream caravans at the Granddaddy- done to the theme of Gold Rush it was with glee I accepted the task of renovating the restaurant.
Inspired by the existing gorgeous copper Tom Dixon lamps in the restaurant and wanting to bring in some texture, light, fun and a possibility for different dining experiences we set to work to create an ambient restaurant with soul. A copper wall installed to create a warmth and define the area, as well as a copper clad reception. We wanted it to be earthy- to give the copper more of a rustic yet glam feel- so used visible rivets to join panels. The central pillars were clad with re-purposed scaffolding, mid-century chairs designed and made in midnight blue with copper accents yet retaining the natural wood feel.
Higher tables and stools were placed in areas for a quick coffee, breakfast or tapas with a craft beer and the remaining tables were placed to create more personal spaces for dining. The entire design was mindful at all times of the essence of the Granddaddy building, retaining the classic historical look, while updating it with a bit of fun and humour. And again always mindful of the guest experience.