The concept of fit-out for an F&B project is intended to put into practice the designed experience in the best manner. It includes luxury restaurant fit-out, luxury cafe fit-out and so on. The experience of guests starts when they step in the door. The music played, the temperature of the space, the feeling of a step on the floor, the material of which the table is made, and many other aspects. And these are just those visible. A kitchen is the heart of a café or restaurant. The most important factor for a location to be successful may be the ability of putting into practice that location in a secure and useful manner considering the pace of the life therein. In addition, a guest should feel privileged, calm and comfortable and, then refreshed in a restroom area, which might be seen as a small detail, but is an important aspect for an F&B project.
As a high-end contract firm, YOO Architecture has put into practice the designs of the famous designers from all over the world. From time to time, the materials considered by a designer may be aesthetically impressive, but not suitable for the intended use of the respective location. For example, a designer may prefer a slippery material for a floor that should be of antiskid or chose a stone that is not suitable for a place that should be of stainless. In such cases, as a company that has carried out the luxury fit-out processes for many F&B projects, we are expected to find the most ideal material. However, while doing this, we should work in coordination with the designer so that we keep up with his original intention.
A high-end contract firm should think of the experience from beginning to end, i.e. rehearse it in a manner of speaking when carrying out a fit-out process for an F&B project. What kinds of drinks and sauces could be spilled on a table? Which type of floor should be used in a nightclub for maximum safety considering chic women walking with thin heels? Being able to ask these types of questions required a comprehensive level of know-how derived from the experience of many years as a general contractor at the F&B sector?
The F&B projects we have put into practice up until today include Zuma, Nobu, Hakkasan, D Maris Kitchen, 29, La Guerite, La Petite Maison and Eataly. Among them, Hakkasan is one of the most recent luxury restaurant fit-out projects. As a top-tier chain of restaurants, where the world’s famous Chinese cuisine is interpreted in a modern manner, Hakkasan’s design process was carried out by us acting together with their designer. We have adopted Hakkasan, a very characteristic location with special dining areas, traditional patterns, lightings, bars, wine cellars and various artworks, to Bodrum.
Making the portable furniture suitable for the location, we have assumed the responsibility for the entire production and installation processes as a general contractor in Turkey. The bar as one of the most attention-grabbing points of Hakkasan gets inspired from the color blue, which is the trademark of the brand. And with the patterns from Hakkasan integrated with the blue glass and metal, it has become a work of art. The wine cellar consists of shelves made of the combination of plexiglas and light.
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