“Brunch With” is an inspiring story told by a restaurant design conceived by Kyle MertensMeyer, founder of MM Consulate studio, about a young entrepreneurial client who wanted to make a splash with her third restaurant, this time in Suzhou, China. The multiplicity of colors is paired with intended functions, such as crafting cocktails & coffee at the bar, gazing out through the lounge, laughing with friends in baking class, hosting a party in the private room, or sharing a dish with a loved one in the formal dining room.
Guests can explore one or all experiences during a single visit, losing her sense of time while sharing these joyful moments with friends and family. The spaces of the restaurant are shaped to reveal surprising moments at specific points along the central spine of the restaurant flanked by the bakery and kitchen. Each moment engages the patrons and encourages further exploration as they move through the restaurant’s 472 m2 space.
Forms of colored glass, terrazzo, and stainless steel act as a filter between dream and reality shifting the view from the streets of Suzhou into a colorful, elevated, floating lounge room, perfect for picture moments and people watching. Stainless steel colors and details give homage to the diners of 1950s creating a beautiful juxtaposition, which the design team calls “futuristnostalgia”.