Drawing inspiration from the rich Thai culture, Rashed Alfoudari and Dawood Albader of lab100 have designed the Ubon Restaurant on the edge of Sabhan area; an area known for it’s eco resorts and riding centers in Kuwait.

The design approach was minimal with a direct functional layout, and that is not to overshadow the unique exterior view. Being a second branch of the same bistro; the main objective while designing the space was to create an atmosphere relatable to the existing concept without being corporately-repetitive. The colors and materials were inspired by the rich Thai culture, therefore hints of brass were used to portray the importance of gold in Thai ornamentation.

The burnt wood panels — a Japanese technique of preserving wood, known as “shou-sugi-ban” — infused with the golden copper elements surround the dining area portraying the Asian influence of this restaurant. Pendant lights were added to soothe the dining area with their organic shape.

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