Shanik

Shanik

Shanik restaurant features Indian cuisine combining Indian spices and cooking techniques with locally-sourced pacific northwest ingredients. The food is fresh and local, yet exotic and unexpected — with richness and depth of flavor served with a modern presentation. We were tasked with creating a space that is a reflection of the above characteristics within space located in a new South Lake Union office building. We chose to work with color & pattern drawn from the food and its roots in India coupled with a restrained composition indicative of western modernism. Hemlock screens are used as a space-defining element, providing both warmth and acoustical absorption. Pattern, a primary cultural reference to the cuisine, has been put to use functionally in water-jet cut steel privacy screens and cocktail tables, as well as in decorative stencils applied to the existing window system in order to soften their 'office-like' appearance. The color palette is of Indian spices punctuated by the Himalayan blue poppy and gold leaf.

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Shanik kitchen
Food at Shanik
Shanik chefs
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Shanik bar
Shanik bathroom
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Shanik exterior

Location: Seattle, WA
Contractor: Wilcox Construction
Building Area: 3,600sf tenant improvement
Completion: 2013
Photographer: Ben Benschneider