Kollázs Brasserie & Bar At Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest Wins Gastro Design 2015 Awards
KOLLÁZS Brasserie & Bar, the new restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest, took home the first prizes in both in the Interior and Menu Design categories out of 65 applicants at the 2015 Hungarian Gastro Design Awards.
The Gastro Design Awards is a national contest that brings together a group of experts within the gastronomical industry to select once a year the best new restaurants in categories including menu, logo, interior and website, all related to the design aspect of each category.
The team at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace is honoured to have worked with great talents on the creation of KOLLÁZS Brasserie & Bar::
KOLLÁZS’s interior design reflects the artistic era of the 1910s and 20s, honouring Art Nouveau style and Budapest’s legendary coffee house culture. Conceived by EDG Design of San Francisco, the look is a collage of the old and new, the luxurious and simple, in keeping with the character of Budapest. Bringing together four distinct focal points – the rotisserie, bar, wine cellar and patisserie – as well as a convertible, all-season terrace, the environment feels hip and comfortable, whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Brand Identity and Menu Design
Four Seasons Gresham Palace partnered with one of Hungary’s biggest talents, David Baráth, who designed a completely separate and new brand identity for KOLLÁZS. The initial idea was to separate the restaurant from the Hotel and to give it a fresh, local and elegant look.
“KOLLÁZS is a mixture not only of different functions, but also of different shapes and materials. Within the interior we can see different forms – lampshades, tables, coat hangers and more – are rich in details and in the variety of materials. Every physical element of the visual identity that our guests touch, grab or feel is created from high quality materials with exceptional craftsmanship to maintain this sensation of quality and cosiness. Tactile and visual experience plays an important part: printing and craftsmanship techniques such as embossing are intrinsic characteristics of each piece,” says Barath.