FRANK restaurant

  • Prize
    Honorable Mention in Interior Design
  • Company/Firm
  • Lead Designer
    Fedor Goreglyad, Irina Oleynikova, Ildar Gilmanov
  • Other Designer(s)
    Anna Lvovskaya, Boris Lvovskiy, Maria Romanova
  • Interior Designer
    Fedor Goreglyad, Irina Oleynikova, Ildar Gilmanov, Anna Lvovskaia, Boris Lvovskiy, Maria Romanova
  • Photo Credit
    Nikita Kovalev
  • Location
    UAE, Dubai, Bluewaters
  • Project Date
    January 2024

FRANK is a restaurant chain that combines elements of street style and rap culture. The restaurant team approached us to have their first restaurant in Dubai created.

The ground floor is more family-orientated and about authenticity. The atmosphere is based on associations with backyard grill parties. It is an open bright space with a green backyard, a basketball hoop, a grill, where a group of friends enjoys the upbeat music. Here you can enjoy iconic ribs and socialise with friends or family.

The vibe of the first floor is more party-bar-like, with an atmosphere of an afterparty following a backyard grill party. Dimmed lights, neon accents, rough designs, and metal finishes. This space symbolises the transition from day to night. There is an allusion to a pool party, part of the hall is made in resemblance with a pool: tiled with lanes and with a bar to distribute beer placed inside. The other half of the hall is made in resemblance with a ramp for skaters. In one part of the hall, there is an oval gambling table, but instead of keeping it for the games, we built in a fridge with drinks.

DA Bureau is a team of architects and designers working on projects around the world. Our main goals are to create unique and memorable spaces and to change the urban environment. Design and architecture are our passion and our lifestyle. We work a lot with spatial organisation and storytelling in our projects, creating unique visual concepts. It is important for us to make the world around a little better and more beautiful, that's why we work with projects from a mere concept up to the launch and know how to bring our ideas into life.