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    SkB Architects designed Wild Ginger in Denny Triangle, Seattle. Picture: Benjamin Benschneider

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    SkB Architects designed Wild Ginger in Denny Triangle, Seattle. Picture: Benjamin Benschneider

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    SkB Architects designed Wild Ginger in Denny Triangle, Seattle. Picture: Benjamin Benschneider

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    SkB Architects designed Wild Ginger in Denny Triangle, Seattle. Picture: Benjamin Benschneider

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Energy permeates Seattle restaurant

Magda Ibrahim
Tuesday 12 Feb 2019

SkB Architects designed a restaurant that merges Asian-inspired cultural influences with contemporary design.

Restaurant Wild Ginger has developed a new Denny Triangle location in Seattle that combines formal dining, exhibition dining, and bar seating over 4,600sqft. 

Wood slats, turned on edge, float above the bar area to define an area within the restaurant and its twenty-foot-high voluminous ceilings. 

80 handmade globe lights from Bocci are suspended above the central bar on a custom steel armature that hangs from the twenty-foot-high ceiling above. 

This strong spatial element helps define the space and reduce the sense of volume, while at the same time catching the eye from both inside and outside the restaurant. 

The dining experience is heightened further by a direct connection to the kitchen, which allows energy from the kitchen to permeate the bar area and vice versa. 

Natural materials are employed throughout, including Indonesian suar wood, which is used for table and bar tops; leather seating; patinated copper for wall panelling; chiseled granite tiles that wrap the kitchen area; and matte polished concrete floors. 

Hand-painted organic shaped graphics adorn selected walls within the restaurant, while a small, outside covered patio will expand the space during seasonable weather.

Roman shades along the exterior window walls visually reference sliding screens and functionally help control light within the restaurant. 

The WIN Awards showcase the very best global creativity and talent in interior design across categories covering interior products, practice and projects as well as branding concepts. The full list of winners of the WIN Awards 2018 is here. 

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