Designers around the globe serve up clever concepts.
1. Firm: YOD Studio of Commercial Design.
Project: Shade Burger.
Site: Poltava, Ukraine.
Standout: In an allusion to beef passing through a meat grinder, thin strips of timber veneer appear to be extruded from the ceiling of this hamburger joint.
2. Firm: Atelier E.
Project: Hokkaido Dairy Farm.
Site: Hong Kong.
Standout: Beams angling over this cafe?’s tables are abstractions of barn rafters, but the pendant fixtures are bona fide vintage milk bottles.
3. Firm: Latitude.
Project: Dongli Brewery.
Standout: The restaurant’s copper pipes, which channel wiring for pendant fixtures, also hark back to the materiality of the brewing kettles showcased behind glass.
4. Firm: Minas Kosmidis Architecture in Concept.
Project: Fish Market.
Site: Limassol, Cyprus.
Standout: Fishing references at this restaurant range from the net repurposed to encase a chandelier to the lightbulbs used as “bait” on iron hooks bobbing overhead.
5. Firm: Sánchez + Sánchez Proyectos.
Project: Brutto Restaurant.
Site: Panama City.
Standout: The mid-century vibe derives from the wire-framed chairs, low sofas, live-edge bar, and wool-polyster felt wall covering in graphic shapes reminiscent of Gio Ponti tile work.
6. Firm: Sans-Arc Studio.
Project: Pink Moon Saloon.
Site: Adelaide, Australia.
Standout: A 60-degree roof pitch brings a welcome sense of spaciousness to a gastropub that’s only 12 feet wide, sandwiched between much taller office buildings.
7. Firm: Cadena + Asociados Concept Design and Esrawe Studio.
Project: Tierra Garat.
Site: Mexico City.
Standout: A coffee brand’s light roasts inspired the choice of earthy tones, namely from timber and copper, at a company-owned café.