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 its stylish and sophisticated design. 

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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 aim was to create a light, airy, and natural space that melded together Arabic culture and cuisines. Capsule Arts’ took their lead from this intention in the art that was developed, coupled with the recurring design motifs of flora and fauna. 

The Outcome

Inspired by the restaurant’s name, ‘Shababeek’, which means window in Arabic, Capsule Arts commissioned French ceramicists, Faiencerie Georges, to create a series of unique hand-painted plates. Each piece shows an illustration of typical window designs that can be found across the Arab world, especially within the UAE and Levant.

 As part of an ongoing series of works, Dubai-based art collective, The Attic, created a series of digital collages using plants which are 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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