Coal & Copper Restaurant,

Food & Beverage
Client Club Med
Services Interior Design
Project Type Food & Beverage
Region Dominican Republic
Brand Club Med

Steakhouse style with a contemporary twist

This restaurant is a la carte with a sharing menu based on traditional Spanish food but with a contemporary twist. The meat is cooked on a barbecue that is open to the guests to see. We designed the open kitchen alongside Invisa who produced the joinery and with the cuisine consultant from Club Med.

An earthy, rustic, & raw palette

The palette of this restaurant is combines terracotta tiled flooring with rich wood veneers and metallic copper details. We used inexpensive copper chains to separate and privatise banquette seating areas. Walls are clad in copper and charcoal wood that are actually burnt planks wood produced in the factory of Invisa. Decorative lighting is selected for its raw industrial feel and metal construction.

Brasserie style open kitchen

The open kitchen ceiling feature really makes this space. 500 tubes of acrylic wrapped in metal straps line divide each horizontal beam. We lit them from above and below with led strip. The biggest challenge was coordinating the roof structure with the kitchen exhaust and cooking equipment! In the end we made it work through a massive team effort from every consultant from mechanical, to architect, to lighting!

The new Coal &Copper Restaurant takes it’s references from the natural resources on the island. The main feature of the restaurant is the lavish open cooking area, which we have clad in wood and designed an awe-inspiring light feature over the top made with acrylic and copper tubes.
Hilary Lancaster