Heterarchy have designed the interior for the new ‘pop-up’ restaurant for Michelin starred chef Adam Stokes, in Birmingham city centre.
The 70 sq m, 25 cover restaurant, called ‘Adam’s’, is the first venture for husband and wife team Adam and Natasha since leaving Glenapp Castle in Scotland, where together they ran the Michelin starred restaurant.
This is a contemporary fine dining restaurant, serving up a sophisticated blend of familiar flavour combinations with modern, inventive twists.
The interior manages to strike a balance between luxury and informality, to feel exclusive yet approachable. A large trompe l’oeil adds a sense of grandeur, providing this compact site with both visual depth and focus.
The perceived height of the space has been reduced by adding a cornice about a metre below the ceiling level – above this the walls and ceiling have been painted dark grey, below is a mix of lighter warm greys, with antique mirrors and faux marble within the framed wall panels.
Seating is traditional in style but given a contemporary look thanks to the matching frame and upholstery colour, tables a dark wood veneer and flooring a neutral silvered Oak vinyl.
Bespoke lighting is a key element of the scheme. ‘Crackled’ glass globes combine with functional spotlights, all fixed to a track system that allows for changes to the layout if required. Bespoke wall lights complete a scheme that is both functional and atmospheric.
Comments from chef Adam Stokes:
‘ After meeting with several design companies we chose to work with Heterarchy for the development of our first restaurant. This was for many reasons; specifically we felt that they could capture our concept, work with us to develop our ideas and ultimately deliver the project. We have a clear vision of our concept and ethos and after explaining this to Tony and Jenni they returned with a style of restaurant that we were extremely excited by.’
‘It has been amazing to see the restaurant evolve and the end result has been a wonderful realisation of all our hopes. We feel that Heterarchy added the extra dimension that turned our property into a restaurant with feeling. Their support has been crucial to our project and they have excelled at coming in within our very tight timescale.’
Find out more – Adam’s Restaurant website
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