To introduce the dining concept to the European market, we analyzed Breeze at state tower Bangkok to identify brand elements that could be carried across to Germany. Rather than focusing on particular formal architectural elements we concentrated on the three key ingredients that embody Breeze: inspirational food, exceptional service and bold design. The new restaurant experience develops around the defining architectural moments, which mark a guest’s series of transformations as they discover a cavernous grotto, hidden below the busy streets of Frankfurt’s city center in the basement of the Steigenberger Hotel Frankfurter Hof. Without any direct visual link to the outside world, yet tied to the natural elements, the space takes inspiration from nature: running water, layers of glowing blue, turquoise and teal, golden reflections of brass and bronze, the haptic and sensual qualities of timber and stone which link to the sea, the setting sun as well as a dark, deep night sky. Each stepping stone, from street level to restaurant, is considered part of a carefully crafted customer journey. Creating a truly immersive and memorable space imbued with a sense of drama, anticipation and surprise. It’s the perfect ambience for the most exclusive dining experience that peaks curiosities, welcomes and invigorates guests as they prepare for a culinary exploration unlike any other.
The restaurant is designed to facilitate the most professional and discreet service possible with a series of concealed wait stations all finished to a high spec in fumed oak and honed slate. Intimacy and privacy for customers to enjoy their culinary explorations is created through a series of raised banquet booths divided from each other by custom made, brass-finished aluminum screens. Diners are left with a sense of happy fulfillment while the restaurant experience resonates long after they have finished their dinner.
Credits: - Eight Inc. - CEO, Founder - Tim Kobe - Eight Inc. - Junior Designer - Dante Vinciguerra - Eight Inc. - Senior Designer - Jessica Lamond - Eight Inc. - Director - Markus Nonn