Kitchen One, Maco Craft, Podium
Lundi Light Design Co. Ltd.
Finterior Co. Ltd.
Kumpol Maithiemkang Park
Restaurants & Bars, Restaurant, Services
Text description provided by architect.
Inspired by ‘Mother Earth’ the goddess of origin, life-giving, and nurturing of nature, the designer gave the life to Mother - the newly opened restaurant using earth elements such as soil, stones, minerals, and organic matters that transformed through time.
Originated in the small two stories high building in Taladnoi, the historic neighborhood of Bangkok, Mother welcomes us into the prosperous gastronomic journey through its humble warmth earth-toned wooden stamped concrete facade and a wooden frame entrance.
As we step inside, the use of the natural wooden floor, the off-white wooden stamped concrete wall, and the specially designed transparent roof altogether formed the light and lively airy space that we can suddenly feel comfortable and refreshing.
The designer reconstructed the space inside and played with the ceiling boards that are randomly opened to bring in sunlight and create a constant play of shadows, making us feel as if we are sitting under the tree.
Whereas the heart of ‘Mother’ is the prosperity of the food, the open kitchen was designed and placed right in the middle of the first floor so that we can have a closer and deeper connection to the origin of every dish through direct interaction with the chef.
Passing through the open kitchen, black and darker lighting are used to lead our attention up the staircase to the 2nd floor.
While the atmosphere between each floor connected through the airy space, the design created a much subtle yet mysterious vibe to the 2nd floor which functioned as a bar with the darker tone furniture.
Behind the counter bar, we can see the art piece of ‘Four Elements’ emphasis on the origin of the earth, indirectly telling the story behind ‘Mother’.
On this 2nd floor, we will be able to see the living art through the big frame of the window on the façade featuring a big tree that has been on the street of Taladnoi for many decades.
This scene has become symbolic of the restaurant that the designer created to express the sense of co-existence of ‘Mother’ in the rich environment of history and nature neighborhood.