grab a bowl and tuck in!
|project type||skills used||key words|
|Independent University Project||Branding / Pattern Creation / Restaurant Asset Design||West African Food / Community / Culture|
|OKRA is restaurant concept which places domesticity at the centre of its environment by subverting the principles we have come to expect in the restaurant space: here, the customers sit on long tables, often next to strangers. Dishes are often served in large sharing pots, where customers can ask for complimentary second helpings, whilst free-to-read books line the shelves.|
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|symbols and patterns||one|
|The visuals balance sophistication with a sense of domesticity, transforming the formal dining environment into one which feels relaxed and inherently social. The use of patterning makes particular reference to adinkra symbology, found across West African art: some symbols with meanings linked to togetherness, unity and sociability are lifted directly from ancient motifs, whilst other symbols were newly created in line with this ethos and visual style. Layering of textures, patterns and colours creates a tactile, immersive environment.|