Serving Up An Order Of Humble Simplicity!

August 6, 2012

And we are back…. After a lovely couple of weeks off exploring Bangkok and the beautiful islands of Thailand and gorging ourselves on sumptuous bowels of Tom Yum Goong and lots of Chicken Satay and other Thai favorites we are back and raring to recommence working on our projects.  We thought that there is no way we could come back from Thailand and not share a Thai inspired project on our blog, as such, that is what you are going to get today folks. However today’s project is not based in Thailand but in London but nonetheless the Thai Restaurant Kin which was designed by Sian Architecture + Design and Kai Design is an awesome piece of F&B interior design.

Below is a project description from the designers.

Kin Restaurant, Clerkenwell, is the first design collaboration between Office Sian Architecture + Design and Kai Design. The design called for the complete remodelling, redesign and refurbishment of an existing Chinese restaurant, which was transformed into a new and exciting Thai eatery. This commission provided a fantastic opportunity to explore ideas of creating a new and fresh eating experience whilst acknowledging the history of the existing building. Accordingly, although the basement, ground and first floors were extensively remodelled, aspects of the existing building were referenced in a playful manner. Exposed walls and vintage flooring add to this aesthetic, along with the carefully chosen materials and colour palette. Feature lighting, together with reclaimed and bespoke-designed furniture, including a ‘concrete’ bar and serving area, complete the transformation.

Kin Restaurant is such a cool piece of design and we love it because of its humble simplicity and this is something that we noticed all throughout Thailand, that the best restaurants were the simple ones that allowed you to have a comfortable dining experience whilst also allowing you to immerse yourself in the smells and tastes of an authentic Thai kitchen. You all know how I love exposed brick and rough woods with a touch of eclectic furniture, add all this to my favorite cuisine and add a pinch of yummy lighting and you will see why Kin Restaurant had to feature on this blog.

Images Credited to James Pfaff