Project: Brass Restaurant
Interior and Textil Design: Nyra Troyce Studio
Design Team: Nyra Troyce, Adriana Blanco, Gabriela Arnau
Location: Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Area: 642 square meters
Completed: April 2023
Photo Credits: Santiago Heysser
The design concept for Brass restaurant draws inspiration from the rich heritage of the Garza family’s four generations of ranching and livestock expertise. The aim is to create a gastronomic proposal that goes beyond offering a unique culinary experience. The design strives to provide a memorable multisensory journey, immersing the guests in spaces that exude sophistication and naturalness.
The concept celebrates the art of livestock farming, emphasizing attention to detail and a deep respect for the process. The interior design takes cues from the rustic charm of traditional ranches, while incorporating elements of modern elegance. Warm earthy tones, natural materials, and textures reminiscent of the natural landscape reflect the responsible consumption of food resources offered by nature. The design aims to create an inclusive and friendly ambiance, inviting guests to relax, enjoy themselves, and connect with the surroundings. Thoughtful lighting design accentuates the space, casting a warm glow that enhances the dining experience. The use of carefully curated artwork, perhaps showcasing the history of the Garza family and their ranching legacy, adds a touch of cultural significance and nostalgia. Every aspect of the design is driven by sensitivity, paying homage to the family’s passion for cattle breeding and their deep-rooted connection to the land. It seeks to immerse guests in an atmosphere that evokes the timeless traditions of ranching while maintaining an air of sophistication. Overall, the design concept for Brass restaurant aims to combine the culinary expertise of the Garza family with an ambiance that is both inviting and refined. By highlighting the legacy of responsible food consumption and the natural beauty of ranching, the design creates a space that offers an unforgettable dining experience, truly embodying the essence of Brass.
Brass restaurant is coherent in every sense of the design. It incorporates sustainable materials emphasizing a profound respect for the environment. Recycled wood, locally sourced materials and supporting Mexican craftsmanship highlight the project’s values. This conscious approach reflects the restaurant’s dedication to honoring the land, preserving its beauty, and inspiring a sustainable mindset in guests, while taking care of every detail and exalt legendary processes.
One of the biggest challenges was the time spent recycling wood, crafting custom-made furniture, and designing the artisanal tableware. The central round table and chair designs underwent extensive testing to ensure ergonomic comfort. Overcoming these challenges resulted in a unique dining experience at Brass restaurant, where every detail contributes to customer satisfaction.