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Size

  • 1,500 ft2

Client

  • Hambar

Services

  • Planning
  • Concept Design
  • Schematic Design
  • Design Development
  • Project Management

Recognition

  • R.E Design Awards, Innovative Visual Presentation
  • ICSC Maple Leaf Silver Award
  • Retail Design Institute, 1st prize
  • SADI (Superior Achievement in Design & Imagery), Winner

Hambar Restaurant

Montreal, Quebec

Put Pork on your Fork

The design mission was to shed the gloominess of the previous restaurant design and introduce a sparkling white, glamorous space; a trendy and casual spot where specialty cured meats from Spain, Italy and France are the stars of the show. The vibe is reminiscent of a Soho hot spot, with just the right French touch. With its communal dining table running down the central aisle of the space between the columns, the concept is a destination for diners seeking an animated setting. The nature of the food specialty influenced the choice of materials with the notion of meat, and especially raw meat, guiding the design approach. The design of the restaurant leans towards machismo with some feminine touches.

fun fact(s)

The dichotomy of the lowly ham greeting visitors in a lit glass showcase is a humorous take on the status of the pig and the restaurant's brand.

The dichotomy of the lowly ham greeting visitors in a lit glass showcase is a humorous take on the status of the pig and the restaurant's brand.