Go for the Food, Enjoy the Design
CALGARY RESTAURANTS CAN LOOK AS GOOD AND INTERESTING AS THE FOOD TASTES
by Richard White
When it comes to shaping a city, architects (building and landscape)
and artists (public art, muralists) get the lion’s share of the media and
public attention, both good and bad. However, interior designers play
an important role, too, especially when it comes to restaurant design.
After all, you probably only glance at a building or public artwork for
a minute, maybe less, but you are in a restaurant for an hour or more.
While some argue a well-designed restaurant doesn’t distract from the
food and conversation, I say “bah hamburg!” Good restaurant design has
numerous eye-catching components – features like a cool mural, a quirky
bathroom, funky artwork, unique furniture or creative use of materials – all
common conversation starters. To make my point, I chose seven Calgary
restaurants I believe combine great design – all by Calgary designers –
and reflect Calgary’s personality, i.e. youthful, colourful and playful.
Read entire article in the digital issue of City Palate.