Eats Cafe

The Falls Plaza, West Bay Road
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Project Size: 2,250 sq.ft.
Project Cost: US$265,000
Completion Date: May, 2006

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Artwork commissioned to local artist created a bold 'pop art' statement.
Project Background:

Eats Café, a well-known restaurant in Cayman, was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan in 2004.

The objective of the renovation was to resurrect the space from its original feel of a traditional diner to a more sophisticated eatery. This new concept incorporates many natural and earthy finishes which contrast well with the rich colours and bold artwork. Scope included working closely with client and contractor to produce design detailing and finishes selections which adhered to budget restraints and a tight schedule.


Strategies and Results:

As the schedule did not allow the luxury of a full set of detail drawings, frequent site visits to over-see the construction progress was essential to ensure all concept elements were followed through to successful completion.

Finish materials were chosen from local suppliers stock to further meet the time-lines and budget constraints. To expedite even further, hand sketches were produced and faxed directly to the site. It was decided to use art to make a bold statement in the restaurant. Working closely with a local artist, custom art pieces and their framing were designed.

The result is a cozy, comfortable space with a vibrant atmosphere that all customers, old and new, enjoy.

Testimonial:

"We had already made a start on the project when I realized we needed some design help! Philip's creative input was vital in pulling together the final interior details that everyone is delighted with."

Jan Alexander
Owner, Eats Cafe.





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