Restaurant designs and food concepts that are driving current trends in interior design and architecture
to new heights.
The newfound appreciation for food is permeating every level of the culinary
spectrum and influencing the interiors and architecture of eating places around
the globe. There have never been such wide-ranging possibilities and attitudes
toward food designed to cater to a specific clientele, whether it is sophisticated
up-market or back to basics.
Eat Out ! takes you on a journey around the world presenting an expansive variety
of locales. A new appetite for sophistication is approached with sumptuous
eateries serving up gastronomic delights, gourmet canteens, exclusive art bars,
upscale grocery stores and delicatessens to even ice cream parlours for the
trend-conscious epicure. Not only is this reflected in their interiors and architecture,
but also in their holistic and concept driven presentations such as monothematic
food places that offer a single menu or theme-driven presentations and
The book also portrays a new tendency towards the notion of no frills establishments
where more focus is placed on creating a unique atmosphere and experience,
at times even prompting participation. Examples from pop-up restaurants
and portable kitchens to snack bars and candy stores are portrayed.
Restaurants, cafes and bars are exclusive spaces for relaxing and communication,
designed to inspire a retreat from urban everyday life. Eat Out ! presents the
best destinations and eating concepts in the most cutting-edge cities and at the
same time sheds light on current trends and future developments in a thriving
area of design.