Congratulations to all the winners for the ARIDO Awards 2018. I am honoured to photograph these exceptionally designed spaces with you.
Everyone loves chicken! Well, for those that like chicken :-) If you haven't been to Nando's yet you should definitely go for a visit. You will probably like chicken even more!
The unique Nando's experience is evident in the fun and lively space, as designed by STOA collective. You can see the design insight behind the project below.
"Every Nando’s location is unique, and with over 1200 open around the world it proves to be an exciting challenge for any designer to create a one-of-a-kind identity while still maintaining the Nando’s soul and brand.
We approached this restaurant project as an exploration of colour and pattern blocking along with interpretations of traditional African weaving techniques while reusing the raw identity of the envelope. To achieve this we kept the existing historical small village finishes of the space as an underlayer to the Nando’s hygge; raw brick walls and tin ceilings layered with vibrant South African personality.
Local collaborations with artists and fabricators, as well as the incorporation of South African-sourced art and products, enabled us to create a space with authenticity at the forefront, where wood is wood and leather is leather, and most importantly, craftsmanship and detail is cherished." - STOA