Contemporary Design: Thai Bistro in Kuwait

Charred timber lines Ubon, a Thai bistro at the center of Kuwait City by architect Rashed Alfoudari. Pendant lamps with copper insides hang from the ceiling of the Ubon restaurant above rows of black and white furniture. A kitchen at the rear of the restaurant is concealed behind a mirrored wall. The space of this bistro requires an efficient, contemporary design for all of the kitchen, storage, and toilet areas, allowing for a spacious dining area.

This contemporary design juxtaposes the warmth of muted, darkened wood and other textured walls with immaculate, white eating surfaces. The way the light plays off the walls guarantees that there will always be something interesting to draw the eye while dining — but nothing too glaring or distracting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photography is by AOK.

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