Restaurant design specialist, Faber, has completed the design for Thai Express’s new flagship store in Birmingham city centre. Headquartered in Canada, Thai Express opened its first store 10 years ago, and now has more than 200 locations worldwide.
Faber Design & Architecture
Faber Design & Architecture (or Faber for short) was established in 2003 by designers Tony Matters and Rosemarie Fitton. Initially working from a converted 1920’s knitwear factory in Leicester, and going by the name Heterarchy, they steadily built a reputation as leading designers of hospitality, retail and workplace interiors.
In 2013 they opened a studio in Birmingham, placing themselves at the centre of what is currently the fastest growing economy in the UK outside of London. This has seen them working on numerous flagship projects in the city and develop relationships within key industries in the wider region.
2016 sees further growth, with the opening of their first studio in Central London.
Faber Design & Architecture specialise in the design of commercially successful, independent restaurants, bars and hotels.
Working for clients across the UK and internationally, Faber are at the forefront of the industry; constantly building on our knowledge of the contemporary consumer, developing insight and greater understanding.
Faber (Latin genitive Fabri): craftsman, maker, creator
Folium is a new fine-dining restaurant in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter and the brainchild of renowned chef, Ben Tesh.
The owners of Digbeth’s much-loved craft beer and burger restaurant, Original Patty Men, wanted to open a bar in the adjacent unit for diners to enjoy a drink while they waited for a table during busy periods. But they were keen for Kilder bar to be more than just an overflow space and enlisted Faber Design & Architecture to create a bar with a clear, separate identity, with a very different look and feel to the restaurant.
If you’re looking for your typical Indian restaurant, look elsewhere, because thanks to an extensive makeover, Lasan is anything but average. Famously the winner of Gordon Ramsay’s the F Word in 2009, it has been delighting Birmingham diners since 2002 from its home in the historic Jewellery Quarter.
Faber were appointed to create a new bar and restaurant at Aston Marina in Stone, Staffordshire. Working with the owners of the marina, we helped them to develop a strategy, branding and venue to create a ‘foodie destination’.