Amidst the vibrant restaurant scene in Bangkok an elite group of restaurants stand out for sheer quality and imagination. Carmen Rawstron opened the doors to her new innovative restaurant last week to critical acclaim. Aided by a few invaluable friends and a thai contractor, Carmen has created a beautiful new restaurant with a chic interior from a disused terraced house. The whole project which just took six months to complete has been a labour of love but the finishes and furniture show a great attention to detail, colour and art.
I was involved from the start of the project and commissioned to complete two double height murals in the main salon; Angel Falls and the shanty town in Caracas, Venezuela. A simple white line painted over the dark grey adds a chic touch to the double height space. Colour punctuates the dining area and mezzanine through a series of abstract landscapes incorporating grey, ochre, yellows, red and greens referencing the Venezuelan culture. The first mural of Caracas took two days and the second just one day both captured through photos, time lapse and video.