Harrison Design gives Thai restaurant the Edge

Birmingham design consultancy Harrison Design Company is creating interiors and branding for a new contemporary Thai restaurant in Birmingham’s fashionable district of Brindleyplace.

Thai Edge, which opens today, is owned by the Mandarin Corporation. The company also owns a local Cantonese eatery called Tin Tin, and is looking to develop its chain elsewhere in the Midlands.

The new 100-seat venue features a bamboo floor and water feature, providing a strong directional path into the main “space of rest”, with horizontally-banded zebrano timber used for the bar top, doors and greeting desk. A combination of Conran’s Ecco chairs and seating from Birmingham chair designer Jamesons have also been used.

According to Harrison Design managing director Philip Harrison, the design will be “in keeping with the sophistication and quality of this part of Brindleyplace.

“Although we will be maintaining an oriental influence, this will manifest itself in a sophisticated way and will draw more on eastern attitudes to space, balance and form, rather than figurative themed reference,” says Harrison.

“We are fortunate in having an ambitious client who appreciates the need for an altogether more considered design philosophy to ensure we appeal to a more discerning market,” he adds.

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