Cover image: Soon Grill Restaurant
Catering is a very special sector. Setting yourself apart from the competition and offering a good experience goes far beyond delivering a quality menu, and this is where restaurant decoration plays a fundamental role in promoting these businesses.
But, how can you decorate a restaurant so that it leaves a lasting impression on diners? The key lies in paying attention to the details.
A restaurant is a place where we indulge our senses and enjoy the gastronomic offering, but also the smells, the lighting, the colours, the music... And, of course, the company.
To offer a unique and memorable experience, balance in decoration is a fundamental factor that we must take into account.
According to interior designer Iván Cotado, "in restaurant interior design we not only reflect the personality of a kitchen with materials and colours, we also do so with the room distribution, decorative elements, furniture, sensory marketing..."
So, we can say that the expression "we eat with our eyes" takes on a much broader meaning when it comes to decorating a restaurant.
Every restaurant is unique and this should be reflected in how they are decorated. But if there is one thing all catering spaces have in common, it is that they must impress the diners, not only in terms of the food, but overall, including the decoration of all areas.
As well as meeting the aesthetic and gastronomic expectations, it must also be a functional space for both staff and diners to feel comfortable sitting and moving around in.
Making a good first impression on visitors to a restaurant is key to attracting customers and offering them a satisfactory experience. The image offered by these initial spaces should be one of cleanliness and hygiene. But of course, without forgetting the differentiating factor: a unique aesthetic that cements the visit in our customers' memories.
Selecting a material that enables us to create a bar with creative shapes, or even a bar backlit with the restaurant's branding, will have a positive impact on this experience. Krion® LUX, as well as being a highly mouldable, aesthetic and modern material, also offers unrivalled cleanliness and hygiene qualities, which is essential in the context of hospitality.
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Once inside the dining room itself, we must not abandon the decoration and leave the diners to their own devices. Proposing an aesthetic that appeals to their senses is key to a favourable dining experience.
A good way to enhance this effect on our restaurant's guests is to opt for backlit tables, such as those at the Soon Grill restaurant in Paris. The tables take centre stage in the dining room; but without neglecting other fundamental elements of the decoration.
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We have already made the guests fall in love with our restaurant. Now we must take care of the other, but no less important, rooms: the bathrooms.
The decoration concept of a restaurant must be coherent and, to this end, we must not forget this space. The Casa Manolo project is a good example of love and care in the interior design of the bathrooms, where not only aesthetics, but also functionality and hygiene (so important in this space) have been taken into account with the installation of Krion® LUX countertops.
Fitwall® is one of the best partners for decoration in the catering sector. On the one hand, thanks to its exclusive designs that turn any space into a unique and memorable place.
But also because, thanks to its fast installation, without the need for building work or licences, and its ease of handling, it is the perfect option for making quick changes to the decoration without having to close the restaurant for long periods of time.
David García, designer at Grupo Ramón García, and the man in charge of the Berberecho Restaurant project, has managed to create a very special space thanks, among other things, to the use of Fitwall® for the decoration of the walls.
Interior design:GRUPO RAMÓN GARCÍA
Photo:© GRUPO RAMÓN GARCÍA
Kitchens are the epicentre of any restaurant and, in addition to being aesthetically-pleasing, they must be hygienic and safe. Krion® LUX meets all the necessary safety and hygiene conditions to be part of the equipment of these kitchens thanks to its almost zero porosity and ability to be joined with imperceptible joints, preventing the proliferation of microorganisms on its surface, making it safer to be in contact with food.
A clear example of a hygienic, safe and aesthetic kitchen is the Quique Dacosta project, where design and creativity are combined with the safety of the seamless spaces and with backsplashes from Krion® LUX.
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Colours are fundamental when decorating a restaurant. The choice of one shade or another can affect the diners' experience, their sensations during the meal and their subsequent memory of it.
The colours of the walls, the flooring and the ceiling are important, but if anything stands out and provides a unique aesthetic in a restaurant, it is the choice of colour for the tables and the bar. The wide variety of colours and finishes offered by Krion® LUX lets us play around with a broad range to break the mould, opting for unique and original designs.