Item description for Cafe & Restaurant Design by Martin Nicholas Kunz...
Modern society's most intense and vibrant interaction takes place over tables and bars. Architects all over the world have enhanced and orchestrated this experience. Ranging over nine countries and four continents, this book presents an international selection of distinctive cafs and restaurants built in recent years by the world's hippest architects and designers. Filled with dramatic effects, innovative lighting, and infinite solutions to the challenges of space and material, these hot spots, meeting places, and intimate venues are designed to suit the ever-changing moods of a selective and fickle clientele. This compact yet lavishly illustrated book, aimed at professionals and anyone who enjoys the latest and best in restaurant design, includes over 400 photographs of remarkable spaces and also offers a comprehensive study of contemporary interior architecture.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.4" Width: 5.28" Height: 1.5" Weight: 1.85 lbs.
Publisher Te Neues Publishing Company
ISBN 3832790179 ISBN13 9783832790172
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More About Martin Nicholas Kunz
Martin Nicholas Kunz writes six Trendcity Guides per year for the architecture and design magazine Atrium, and is the author of several articles in architecture and design journals. His book Luxury Hotels Europe was published by teNeues last year.
Reviews - What do customers think about Cafe & Restaurant Design?
Upper-class not casual Jul 15, 2006
In general this is an informative book of ideas IF you are planning on a very hi-tech / upper-class / expensive restaurant. Definately not for the small business entrepreneur wishing to gather ideas for a small intimate casual gathering place.
Stunning architecture & interior designs Nov 13, 2005
This book is quite useful if you work in architecture/interior design or wanted to opened a restaurant. It brings you lots and lots of other cafe & restaurants architectural & interior designs which is absolutely stunning. Each photograph is amazing and makes you really wanted to visit those restaurant/cafe.
I actually hoping for more details from each cafe & restaurants in this book, because for each cafe/restaurants review they only provide about 3-5 images. It also provide a small information about each cafe & restaurants, and sometimes a small blueprint of the building's architecture.
Overall, it's a great book with not much information in it. Because just like what the title is, it contains 'cafe & reataurant design' ONLY.
Impressive survey of the best and most innovative settings Jun 12, 2005
The latest edition to the outstanding Te Neues "Designpocket" series, Cafe & Restaurant Design is a compact, 399-page, superbly illustrated compendium of cafe and restaurant interior designs and layouts throughout Europe, America, and around the world. From Cafe Gioriette in Vienna, to the Plaza Athenee in Paris, to the Cocoon Club in Frankfurt, to La Frustra in Rome, to the Lupino Lounge Restaurant in Barcelona, to the Berns Hotel in Stockholm, to Ini Ani Coffee Shop in New York, to Icebergs Dining Room & Bar in Sydney, to Moph in Tokyo, to La Scala in Bangkok, this series of pictorials is an impressive survey of the best and most innovative settings in which people gather to dine and socialize. Cafe & Restaurant Design is a particularly welcome and highly recommended addition to professional and academic Interior Design reference collections.
I was going to give 1 star until I realized... Jun 30, 2004
...that the error was mine. I ordered this along with a whole host of other books on the restaurant business. I didn't realize that it was a book of pictures. I thought it was that and some kind of description about what we were looking at. It's not. Only pictures.
I dropped it to 3 stars though because (while certainly interesting cases) most every business featured is an ultra-modern style. That, plus there are absolutely no case-by-case descriptions of what it is the authors found attractive or important about the designs.
Christian Hunter Owner - Sevilla Restaurant, Santa Barbara California
good idea book Jun 6, 2004
This book has lots of great pictures of various cafes and restaurants, hence the title. I bought it for ideas for my work and I loved flipping through the book when my brain needs some new ideas. If you are looking for how the architects came up w/ the solution or what kind of materials they use, you may not want this book. If all you are looking for is pictures, this is the book for you.