DesignLSM have recently completed work on the launch of Galvin Dubai in Meraas' newest flagship community - City Walk II.
Following the success of Demoiselle by Galvin, Galvin Dubai is the second international venture from Michelin-starred chefs Chris and Jeff Galvin, who have worked in conjunction with Meraas to bring a refined and social experience to UAE diners. The concept draws inspiration from Galvin’s Mediterranean-inspired menu, which fuses high-quality French cuisine with rustic ‘flavours from the sun.’
The ground floor restaurant provides a sophisticated dining environment with a unique blend of luxurious velvet banquettes, upholstered dining chairs and social bar seating. A rich palette of greens, gold’s and dark browns inject a traditional and elegant tone into the space while exotic planting and marble finishes brings in a more contemporary feel.
Scattered across the geometric ceiling is a stunning array of pendant lights helping to highlight the beautiful bespoke brass finishes that are featured throughout the restaurant. A prominent feature is the open kitchen pass set next to an impressive crustacean counter, which allows diners to experience a glorious sense of culinary theatre. Bespoke gilded wall coverings adorned with vintage photographs and antique mirrors feature throughout the corridor that guides diners upstairs to the second floor lounge.
In contrast, the upstairs space is designed to be a lively and vibrant lounge environment complete with an exclusive VIP area and private outdoor terrace offering views across City Walk. A striking central bar with angled geometric, brushed brass cladded panels combined with warm tones of lighting - illuminates the space, creating an inviting and social ambience for guests.
Our designers also created the brand identity for the scheme evoking the picturesque land and seascapes of the Mediterranean basin. Modern typography combined with a rich blend of colour provided the design with warmth and depth. The bar menus pay homage to Gaudi’s famous Mosaic masterpiece in Barcelona, using fragmented and geometric elements to form the identity. Other applications included a full suite of menus, signage and stationery.
The overall scheme conveys an opulent, stylish design aesthetic with signature touches that allude to Galvin’s authentic French character.
“The hottest restaurant opening of the season is here”
“Head to Galvin if you’re a design fan and a foodie”
Inside Magazine Dubai