Ramses Restaurant Design | Philippe StarckMonday, July 05, 2010
You know how some people travel and always have to stay at particular hotels and eat at their favorite chefs' restaurants...Well, when I travel, the first hotel I hit up is always one designed by Philippe Starck. This brilliant worldly designer is infamously regarded for his witty and engaging interiors (the Hudson's a personal fave), innovative furniture and product design (who hasn't heard of the ghost chair), and ubiquitous aesthetic often imitated but never duplicated (even KWID hints at a little Starck contrast).
One of his newest hospitality ventures takes us to Ramses restaurant in Madrid where the Starck vision is prominently evident in graffiti-lined brick walls, Regency-inspired furniture, and an overall intimately inviting environment.
I love how he pays particular interest to the social aspect of public dining to create spaces where guests feel like they're having a private dinner party with a hundred of their closest friends.
Seating is planned so that guests are connected to the core, but detached from the commotion. Not one surface is left untreated nor one nook left unaddressed.
A perfect combination of satiating your imagination as well as your appetite; Next time you're in Spain, feast your eyes on this.
photo credits: starck.com