Situated in the heart of Dubai’s City Walk II – Meraas’ newest flagship community – Galvin Dubai is the second international venture from Michelin-starred chefs Chris and Jeff Galvin, who have worked in conjunction with Meraas to bring a refined and social experience to UAE diners.
The ground floor restaurant exudes a sophisticated air with its unique blend of luxurious velvet banquettes, upholstered dining chairs and social bar seating. A rich palette of greens, golds and dark browns injects a traditional, elegant tone into the space, while exotic planting and marble finishes create more contemporary touches.
An array of pendant lights, scattered across the striking geometric ceiling, help to highlight the beautiful bespoke brass finishes throughout the restaurant’s interior.
A key focal point of the design is the open kitchen pass, set next to an impressive crustacean counter, which provides diners with a glorious sense of culinary theatre.
Bespoke gilded wall coverings, adorned with vintage photographs and antique mirrors, feature throughout the corridor, guiding diners upstairs to the second floor lounge.
The lounge offers a complete contrast with its lively and vibrant lounge environment, complete with an exclusive VIP area and private outdoor terrace with views over City Walk.
A striking central bar with angled geometric, brushed brass cladded panels, combined with warm tones of lighting, illuminates the space, creating an inviting and social ambience for guests.
For the branding of Galvin Dubai, DesignLSM evoked the picturesque land and seascapes of the Mediterranean basin. Modern typography, combined with a rich blend of colour, provided the design with warmth and depth.
The bar menus pay homage to Gaudi’s famous Mosaic masterpiece in Barcelona, using fragmented and geometric elements to form the identity. Other applications included a full suite of menus, signage and stationery.