Spice Persian Cuisine

SCOPE
Individual project
11 weeks
September – December 2015
Junior level
Restaurant design project

CONCEPT
Saffron: Persian cuisine is full of colorful spices and flavors. One of the most common is saffron, which is rich in reds and golds, as well as having light purple petals. The curving shapes of the saffron stigmas were the inspiration for this design.

The restaurant features traditional Persian seating so guests can have an authentic dining experience, as well as dining tables to accommodate others. After conducting research on Persian culture and interviewing native Iranians, the information gathered showed that dining in a restaurant is a special event usually attended by the whole family. Spice is upscale and is located in the city with the highest population of Iranian born immigrants: Great Neck, NY. It is the perfect location to introduce Americans to an aspect of Persian culture they might not be familiar with.

Rendering 1
(Ottoman bed and table dining areas)

Persian Restaurant Perspective 2
(Curved booths in dining area 1)

Logo
(Logo design for Spice Persian Cuisine)

White Rhino

SCOPE
Group project (3 members)
5 weeks
February – March 2016
Junior level
Otto Zenke competition

CONCEPT
Visually Versatile: A neutral color palette allows the sustainable materials to be the focal point of this space. Hints of blue and green add a touch of color and interest. Textures and geometric forms provide visual differences in the space.

The space is two floors, the upper of which is an apartment for the owner, and the lower of which functions as a design center that showcases sustainable materials. The materials are shown in use so that a potential client will have an idea of the versatility of each product while viewing them in vignettes. The products are also incorporated into the design so they can be seen in an inhabited space.

FROM ENTRY
(View from the entrance)

FROM IDEATION CENTER
(View from ideation center)

IDEATION CENTER
(Ideation center)

KITCHEN
(Kitchen view)

KITCHEN INTO THE LIVING ROOM
(View of living room and dining area)

DESIGN CENTER
(Upstairs design office)