The light remains present yet unobtrusive, an effect achieved not through magic, but through the deliberate integration of refined architectural lighting designed by XO Atelier and Nemo Lighting. In the vibrant city of Dubai, the design studio led by Vera Dieckmann, envisioned a space for the charming restaurant and bakery, Charlie & Friends. With an ample dose of creativity, they carefully combined casual elegance and an artisanal approach to composition, with the works and artistic touch of Tamer Kamerji further serving to enrich the environment.
Inspired by the Mediterranean, Charlie & Friends boasts an interior that embodies a warm color palette reminiscent of sunset hues, the tactile appeal of lava stone, and the timeless charm of the custom-made terrazzo floor. This ambiance is elevated by the gentle lighting, which imparts a welcoming, soft glow, and seamlessly interweaves with the space to create soft curves and soothing sensations, a credit to Nemo Lighting’s expertise and craftmanship.
The furnishings further enhance this atmosphere, showcasing top design brands such as Billiani and Pedrali, with Kvadrat overseeing the upholstery for an added touch of luxury. These elements are carefully juxtaposed with bespoke and locally crafted creations, including communal benches and tables. The result is a space that exudes a distinctive sense of organicity and familiarity.