Shababeek is a contemporary Lebanese restaurant located in the popular destination Qanat Al Qasab in Sharjah, UAE. Designed by ROAR the restaurant has gone on to win awards for it’s stylish and sophisticated design language.

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The Approach

The collaborative relationship between Interior Designers ROAR and celebrity chef Maroun Chedid was integral to the design development of this restaurant reinvention. Their intention was to create a light, airy, and natural space that melded together Arabic culture and cuisine. It was from this that Capsule Arts took its lead for the artworks, coupled with the recurring theme of flora and fauna that was prominently featured in the interior.

The Outcome

Inspired by the restaurant’s name ‘Shababeek’, meaning windows in Arabic, Capsule Arts commissioned French ceramicists Faiencerie Georges to create a unique series of hand-painted plates. Each one shows a unique illustration depicting a typical window design found across the Arab world, especially the UAE and Levant.

As part of an ongoing series, the Dubai-based art collective The Attic created a series of digital collages using plants native to the UAE to construct ornate patterns.

Lastly, Capsule Arts Studio created a bespoke artwork for the restaurant. This monochrome photo-collage combines plants commonly found in the region with an overlaid gold leaf pattern.

 

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