Know 5 Design hacks for Fine Dining from Top Designers

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Consumers of the space are influenced by the theme, décor and design with interactive spaces elevating mood, striking chords of nostalgia.
  • Ar. Ishvinder Kaur
Restaurant India

For making any fine dining restaurant successful, heaps of elements starting from management to decor, staff to cuisine play a vital role, however the foremost important aspect of aiding to make it salient is its design. An architectural plan that abides by the bye laws, knows the anthropometry of the space, that is, proper circulation and movement with optimum utilization of the arena affects the overall business of the client. Consumers of the space are influenced by the theme, décor and design with interactive spaces elevating mood, striking chords of nostalgia, aided by communication. Hence, innovation and ideation in the décor makes it more appealing to the patrons.

We, at ivpartners, perceive the clients desire so as to understand their requirements and vision. Different perspectives of each function head towards their space add up to create a perfect design. Elaborating on some design needs and hacks for a fine dining as a designer.

Location – If we look at the designing of Punjab Grill, BKC Mumbai ,  it is located in the vantage corner in the landmark Capital Building, which makes it accessible for patrons from both within the building & from the BKC community at large. Other outlet of Punjab Grill, which is located at Khan Market, New Delhi, is also a great choice. Khan Market, being a well-heeled shopping & food destination becomes an apt location for an authentic North-Indian cuisine-inspired restaurant with an essence of nuanced décor.

Concept and Brand legacy - Another factor that curates or gathers more target audience is the relation of the theme with its brand name. The theme of the restaurant instills the space with a unique identity. Like Punjab grill has a concept that pertains to a contemporary classic recreation of authentic flavours from the ‘land of five rivers’. Inspiration has been drawn from traditional craftwork of Punjab, the “phulkari”&“jaali”, which are interpreted in flooring patterns and panelled walls, mounted with tile motifs forming an intrinsic milieu of the central dining spaces. Vignettes of erstwhile royal Punjab have been integrated into the interiors, capturing the rich inheritance, also adding traditional value.

Comfort and Safety - We suggest installation ofwell-designed HVAC systems for proper ventilation with acoustical considerations in dining and kitchen areas too, making the place more comfortable for its respective users. These parameters greatly improve the quality of a restaurant. Safety is also a crucial aspect at any public space. Safety not only includes CCTV surveillance but also clear passage between the furniture layout with clear identifiable pathways for emergency exits.

Layout plays a significant role for both the patrons and the staff. While planning, proper functionality and barrier free movement should be adhered to. Efficiency is paramount in the planning of the restaurant, incorporating defined circulation spaces and multiple yet effective seating options.

Lighting of a fine dine restaurant must be ambient yet elegant. Lighting of the restaurant must be in suitable to the theme while accentuating the experience. Ambient lighting in energy saving LEDs can be used instead of direct lighting for energy efficiency. Skylights& fenestrations can be considered to light up during the day with minimal use of artificial lighting.

Thus, creating an accomplished fine dining restaurant can be likened with concocting a dish, with the correct ingredients including ambient schemes and relatable décor; in just the right amounts.

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