Hos­pi­tal­ity - Café + De­sign of the Year* H2R De­sign Two at Sym­phony

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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

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