This freelance project is for an entrepreneur and artist who aspires to start a crepe restaurant in Columbus, Ohio. His initial plans are to start the venture as a food truck, but an interior space was designed and rendered to flesh out the concept and design potentials. Project duration: 2018 - present.
A food truck and/or restaurant featuring crepes that is inviting, vibrant, fresh, and creative in a fast-casual environment.
The aesthetic will utilize the owner/artist's talent to include custom paintings to create a unique and authentic feel in the space.
These prototype renderings show a mock-up, but for the final images, hand paintings of the individual fruit will be used.
Industrial/Art Studio: Original Wood, Concrete, Metal, Brick, Teal Tiles
Kitchen: Clean, white tiles, bright lighting
Art: Custom Paintings created for the space by Manuel, custom neon signs
Color Palette: Drawing on fruit as the inspiration, bright, vibrant hues will be used over a backdrop of turquoise.
Turquoise was chosen as the background color for it's strong contrast to the natural colors of fruit. Click images to zoom.
Brick & Mortar
Late Night Crepe is a way to bring the beginnings of starting as a food truck to a brick and mortar experience. Once the interior of the restaurant closes for the night, the patio and side order window will remain open so customers can enjoy desserts in a late night urban environment with a similar aesthetic to the original food truck. It may not be mobile, but it gives added flexibility to the restaurant's ability to serve customers and offer a unique experience. Exterior Night Perspective. Click image to zoom.
With the intention of operating in an urban environment, the ideal space would include an indoor/outdoor experience to further the concept of being inviting and community-oriented.
The double wide benches shown in this render can be used in or outside the restaurant or for large groups when weather permits and the garage doors can be opened. Click image to zoom.