Hospitality - Café + Design of the Year* H2R Design Two at Symphony
Located in the luxurious Fashion Avenue Extension of The Dubai Mall, Two café is the evolution of the Symphony brand, its high-end fashion retail sister. The designers sought to create a sophisticated and timeless dining destination, seamlessly bridging the fashion concept and the café experience.
The stunning chandelier is a fascinating focal point. It was created as a porcelain sculpture by Canadian artist Alissa Coe, who endeavours to create objects that capture the elegance and strength of the natural world, using minimal form and the finest materials and craftsmanship. Attention on this feature light piece was focused on its sophisticated details and on ensuring it achieved the desired functional results.
As the guests transition from the Symphony store they can still sense the same harmony in the café’s airy, light feeling, as well as in the celebration of quality craftsmanship. However, the subtle differences in textures and flooring create a gentle demarcation of brands. The design creates balance and symmetry between the sophistication of detail and colour and the slightly rougher texture of the unrefined materials.
The judges were impressed by the innovative solutions that instantly give the space a special identity. They also enjoyed the compelling choice of materials and furnishings that make the space comfortable while maintaining its fresh, contemporary spirit.
Hasan Roomi and Husain Roomi of H2R Design with Sandra Kappa, Managing Director, Luxury Visions
Hasan Roomi and Husain Roomi of H2R Design with Eddy Abou Khalil, General Manager, Cosentino ME