Award: Hospitality – Restaurants and Cafes, Bronze, 2022
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Design practice: LW Design
Client: The Dubai Edition
Jolie is the 200 cover, round-the-clock, signature French brasserie restaurant of the Dubai Edition hotel. The design brief: to create a flexible space that seamlessly transitions from day to night. The restaurant has a distinct 'orangery' feel with rattan and teak chairs interspersed with olive-green banquettes. Parlour palms and tropical plants give a sense of individuality and privacy, whilst the seamless terrazzo flooring is the statement design element throughout.
Filled with natural, earthy tones including bronze finishes, tan hide chairs and raised olive green chairs lining the 'U' shaped bar.
The beautifully detailed bar features curved brass strips, so it feels like it's growing out of the floor like a palm. The metal back bar is a prominent design feature that glows with green liquid filled votives and decanters. Rustic succulents are interspersed between to enhance the de-cluttered aesthetic. A residential or communal approach was taken to designing the bar, free of an overbearing gantry or stacked back bar. The idea was for it to feel like a residential kitchen counter by day but a fully activated bar by night.
Photo credit: Natelee Cocks
- LEAD DESIGNER: Pooja Shah Mulani
FIT OUT CONTRACTORS: JC Maclean
FLOORING SUPPLIERS: Lobo & Listone LLC