Kaléo, Beirut Lebanon - David/Nicolas

"Designed by david/nicolas, Kaléo reflects the rhythm of its location in downtown Beirut. With fine dining in a casual and artfully inspired setting, the menu features contemporary European dishes prepared with carefully sourced seasonal meat, fish, game and vegetables, accompanied by the most sumptuous desserts. Kaléo is an innovative expression of elegant traditionalism and informal dining. It’s the stuff of epicurean dreams, focusing on delivering novelty without pretention. “We were first approached by one of the most respected restaurant owners in Beirut in early 2016 in order to imagine his latest project: A fine dining restaurant that is unpretentious, in which every single detail is imagined only to enhance the overall dining experience,” share david/nicolas. “Needless to say we were very excited about this and gave it all our hearts.” The design duo concluded that the only way to make this happen was to design every single object that would occupy the space. The focused on designing the main detail that would be repeated in various ways, creating coherence, linking space and objects into one big picture. Tiles, bar, chairs, tables chandeliers, couches, service stations, carpet and stools were imagined to work together visually. They also contrast one another with the materials and colours, finally blending into what is now Kaléo." - yellow trace