Restaurant of pan-asian cuisine

St. Petersburg, st. Savushkina, d.141 (lit. A)
The projected area is 432 sq.m. Number of seats 146
The project was implemented in 2019
Photo Sergey Melnikov

The main idea of the restaurant interior concept is to make an Asian restaurant without direct indications of the actual Asian motives. The menu contains dishes from various local cultures, the atmosphere of the institution is designed to become the trends and images of modern Asia. PAN AM is a daytime restaurant, and the place's democracy is highlighted by a combination of classic and familiar techniques with vibrant eccentric details, a warm peach ceiling against neutral walls, or deliberately artificial plants in vibrant colors.

The zoning of the restaurant supports the idea of openness and simplicity: the space is divided into several zones for different tasks. There is a wide variety of standard fittings, as well as a VIP room and a children's room. A large part of the area is occupied by an open kitchen.
The main zoning technique is metal frame partitions with translucent embossed glass inserts. This striking and graphic technique is softened by flowing curtains made of light milk cotton.

Simple materials were used in the interior decoration: painting, perforated metal, tiles.
An engineered board on the floor is a principled decision from the customer.
The decision to use plywood in countertops and furniture makes the interior look laconic and complete.

The color palette was formed after the first discussions with the customer: we proposed a rather contrasting and non-trivial solution to combine bright peach and orange shades with gray and pale green. The customer immediately liked the decision to fill the artificial flowers with bright orange, but the ceiling was initially gray. Already in the final sketches, it was understood that the peach ceiling would be able to unite the entire composition, but it was exciting to show the solution to the customer at the last moment. The risk was worth it, this decision became the main conceptual device of the restaurant.

The open kitchen with an area of 73 square meters, which was supposed to be laconically inscribed in the interior, but at the same time not attracting much attention, is tactfully fenced with a metal perforated sheet.
An interesting decision from the customer was to put a tea station in the center of the hall, which we gladly supported by laying separate outlets for water and sewerage in the floor.