Toro Toro has always been a firm favourite on the Dubai social scene. The brief was to bring the venue up to date and make the design more intimate and relaxed in order to cater to a wider audience, all while keeping the Pan Latin essence of the venue. It was also important that iconic features, like the staircases, the cages, backlit onyx bars and the ceiling details, be maintained to create a seamless blend between the old and new design to bring in clientele without alienating valued existing patrons. The concept for the refurbishment took its inspiration from a Latin American ranch.
This was portrayed through the use of tobacco coloured timber floors with rough concrete walls and brick-clad columns with large scaled gaucho murals. Materials with reference to ranch life was introduced such as tanned Nubuck leather sofas, which in time will get patina and add character to the venue, a leather belt-clad hostess desk, comfortable feature armchairs with vintage leather upholstery and stirrup details, Ponu hide poufs as well as a large barn-style sliding door. The application of warm hues with hints of burnt orange and teal and tactile materials create an intimate atmosphere.
The final result is an outlet which feels more inviting and up-to-date with some quirky elements like the oversized wall murals and palm leaf wall paper.
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