Creating a new temporary home for a Michelin starred chef
"A defining moment for a young chefs journey, Adam's first restaurant helped him gain a Michelin star within six months."
Faber designed the interior for the ‘pop-up’ restaurant for Michelin starred chef Adam Stokes, in Birmingham city centre.
The 70 sq m, 25 cover restaurant, called ‘Adam’s’, is the first venture for husband and wife team Adam and Natasha since leaving Glenapp Castle in Scotland, where together they ran the Michelin starred restaurant.
This is a contemporary fine dining restaurant, serving up a sophisticated blend of familiar flavour combinations with modern, inventive twists.
The interior manages to strike a balance between luxury and informality, to feel exclusive yet approachable. A large trompe l’oeil adds a sense of grandeur, providing this compact site with both visual depth and focus.
The perceived height of the space has been reduced by adding a cornice about a metre below the ceiling level – above this the walls and ceiling have been painted dark grey, below is a mix of lighter warm greys, with antique mirrors and faux marble within the framed wall panels.
Seating is traditional in style but given a contemporary look thanks to the matching frame and upholstery colour, tables a dark wood veneer and flooring a neutral silvered Oak vinyl.
Bespoke lighting is a key element of the scheme. ‘Crackled’ glass globes combine with functional spotlights, all fixed to a track system that allows for changes to the layout if required. Bespoke wall lights complete a scheme that is both functional and atmospheric.