Another facelift of an existing space, nothing structural was done in this project. The new identity was accomplished through color and art with the main event being a 45 ft long mural drawn and painted on the gracefully curving hanging soffit. The playful typographic approach was done in a warm muted palette to give a classic modernist feel to the space. Seattle Convention Center, WA
Pallino Sea Tac
This airport restaurant is part of a chain of quick serve Seattle eating establishments. State of the art fast cooking equipment is combined with a traditional Italian dining atmosphere that features travertine stone floors, cherry wood fixtures and trim, and custom artwork. A subsequent expansion of the front line has added to the cafe's longevity as a anchor tenant. SeaTac International Airport
When Agate relocated to Bainbridge Island, the owner’s goal was meld its characteristic intimacy with a new degree of sophistication. The restaurant design inserted a vibrant dining space into a steel, concrete, and glass shell with a nod towards comfort and refined dining. Beech wood slat banquet seating complements the glass and concrete bar, in addition to dramatic wood ceiling treatments and lighting. Bainbridge Island WA
This Northwest restaurant reflects chef and author Greg Atkinson's inspired vision for a bistro that mixes farmer's market fare with French cuisine. It features an open kitchen, chef's counter, a variety of comfortable seating options, full bar, and light filled dining room, all of which are set in a remodeled former repair garage and antique store. Bainbridge Island WA
NYP bar & grill
The initial space was an old Olive Garden that the client wanted to make into a youth-oriented gastropub with a large bar area as well as a full menu that highlighted the local sourcing of ingredients. Industrial touches mix with Northwest color, a typographic mural and dramatic lighting. The success of the initial design led to three more Puget Sound locations with more on the drawing table. Lynnwood WA
This design for relocating a popular cupcake shop features a light filled cafe and retail space for their new brand. Breakfast and lunch offerings and colorful dessert confections are set off within minimalist display that is complemented by authentic materials, convivial seating, and basic details. Bellevue WA
A long 'Googie' styled decorative mural that's meant to evoke an exaggerated retro aesthetic. Designed and hand painted on thick canvas for the back side of an exclusively lunchtime venue within 'The Mixer' building in the Microsoft Commons complex. The use of canvas serves to give the wall a subtle texture and make it extra durable in an area with high foot traffic. Redmond WA
One of a dozen locations for this fast casual restaurant chain, the Saffron project is a typical mixed use site. Combining a rich wood interior reminiscent of fine dining with the personalized food delivery is typical Pallino. Tuscan ceramics and imported Italian dry foods on display add a special retail experience for the customer. Sammamish WA
A new venue with gourmet over-the-top burgers needed a visual brand that encompassed both mid-century pop culture and a mad scientist aesthetic. This was an inexpensive buildout in an existing space with a low ceiling. High tech geek appeal with one main wall of dimensional elements that combine found objects, LED lit light boxes, and hand painted lunchbox art. Bellevue, WA
ivars sea tac
After a twelve year run, an existing restaurant needed a facelift, something to enliven the space and make a connection to the neighborhood, across the street from the recreation area of Green Lake Park, the most utilized public park space in Seattle. The scope of changes included new kitchen equipment, a new logotype, exterior signage, awnings, new interior colors and pendant lighting, some steel work, and making the greatest single impact, a large wall sculpture, constructed of reclaimed wood scraps depicting a race of single scullers. Seattle, WA
At the onset of a project, we find that quick visualizations are a valuable tool for establishing direction and communicating concepts. We use a combination of analog and digital techniques to show our clients how a space might look and feel before we get into more detailed plans. This allows for input and feedback at early stages of development and helps ensure client satisfaction.
art and murals
In addition to what’s on the menu, we believe that a hospitality space should be visually nourishing. To that end, we often look to include a signature piece of decor which often becomes an iconic part of the brand. This applies to one-off locales with understated interiors as well as multi-unit roll-outs that have thematic branding. These elements can sometimes find further use in collateral media from web sites to advertising.