In the heart of the city’s vibrant culinary scene, a new concept in dining emerges – a place where minimalism melds with the warmth of natural elements to redefine the future of eco-conscious cuisine. Our entry for the Rethinking the Future Awards is not just a restaurant; it is a vision sculpted with the intent to harmonize with nature, both in design and practice.

Rethinking The Future Awards 2024
Second Award | Interiors – Hospitality (Concept)

Project Name: Golden Fusion: Redefining Dining Spaces
Category: Interiors – Hospitality (Concept)
Studio Name: High Q Renders
Design Team: Margarita Nikita, Katerina Bouziana, Yana Gritchenko, Yana Koba
Area: 180sqm
Year: 2024
Location: San Francisco
Consultants: –
Photography Credits: –
Render Credits: Yana Gritchenko
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As guests step into the space, they are greeted by an ethereal play of light cascading over rich golden accents, dancing off surfaces that whisper tales of a bygone era reborn through modern craftsmanship. The design celebrates the juxtaposition of sleek metallics and raw stone. A sculptural ceiling installation, reminiscent of golden waves in motion, stretches across the expanse, commanding attention without overwhelming the senses. Its beauty lies in its simplicity – a hallmark of minimal design that evokes a sense of calm and sophistication.

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Below, tables are thoughtfully placed on wooden flooring that stretches out like the earth itself, unvarnished and honest. Chairs with clean lines and muted tones invite diners to partake in a gastronomic journey that is as much about savouring the flavours as it is about savouring the moment. Each element in the restaurant, from the sturdy stones that seem to grow from the ground to the tables dressed in golden hues, is a testament to our commitment to use recycled materials. These components not only reduce our environmental footprint but also serve as conversation starters, igniting discussions about sustainability and the role of responsible design in our future.

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As sustainability is the crux of this endeavour, we have meticulously incorporated eco-friendly practices, ensuring that every meal is a step towards a greener planet. The menu, crafted with locally sourced ingredients, reflects the restaurant’s philosophy of ‘global flavour, local footprint.’ With each course, diners are offered a taste of innovation, served with the subtle reminder of their contribution to a sustainable future.

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The bar area is a modern-day alchemy of light and shadow, where the night comes alive amidst reflections on polished metal and the soft glow of underlit shelves. Here, mixologists blend the old with the new, pouring spirits into stories, and toasting to the future – one where history is not discarded, but repurposed with intention.

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This restaurant design is a dedication to the future of dining – a future that embraces minimalism not as a trend, but as a timeless expression of beauty and function. It is an homage to the raw, the reclaimed, and the reimagined, inviting guests to not just dine, but to partake in a movement that rethinks what it means to feed the soul in harmony with the Earth. In the spirit of the Rethinking the Future Awards, we present a space that is more than an eatery; it is a beacon for change, a cornerstone for the eco-conscious, and a sanctuary where the future of the planet is as important as the present on the plate.