Walnut Creek, California
Arcsine Architecture transformed an existing piano store lacking curb appeal into a vibrant restaurant reflecting bustling downtown Walnut Creek. The clients sought an inviting, contemporary environment to complement the globally-inspired, locally-sourced menu by Executive Chef Robert Sapirman.
Arcsine wrapped the building in an innovative wood-panel façade, complimented by a curving wall of frameless glass to entice passersby to look in and feel as if they are already inside. A canopy of FSC-certified eucalyptus leads patrons from the entrance to the lounge extending all the way to the back bar. Bellusci Design continued the contemporary motif, with furniture and finishes in a monochromatic spectrum and plenty of texture. Vesu wields a commanding presence that draws customers into an open, communal space that is sophisticated, comfortable and warm.