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Serving up style and food safety

Restaurant 705
Salvador – BA, Brazil

The project
As a new player in a highly competitive industry, Restaurant 705 wanted an exciting design that would help attract a steady crowd. But it wasn’t enough to simply look good. The restaurant needed to comply with rigorous food safety regulations, and they wanted the material to work in the restrooms, too. In short, the firm needed to find materials that were beautiful, easy to fabricate, food-safe, easy to clean, and resistant to wear, tear, water, and heat that’s one tall order.

The result
Once the architects discovered how easy it was to thermoform Durasein solid surface, their decision was made. They chose Glacier White for the countertop, creating a dramatic white ribbon that wraps in sinuous curves around the corner bar. They used the same material for the restroom counters, matched with standalone, cube-like sinks thermoformed in
Glacier Ice. The cool white tones integrate with warm wood slats on the face of the bar and ceiling, a chevron-patterned wood floor, earthy walls, and flourishing plants to create a bright, positive, inviting vibe that pulls customers in.

At the same time, Durasein solid surface checks all the boxes for the restaurant’s functional needs. It’s easy to clean, food-safe, non-toxic, and antibacterial, providing a natural defense against dirt and germs. The scratch-, stain-, and heat-resistance also make it an excellent ally for day-to day work, and the nonporous, mildew- resistant surface is ideal for restroom applications.

Durasein in hospitality
The stringent demands of restaurant and hotel environments don’t have to limit creativity. Thanks to its unique performance qualities, Durasein solid surface is an ideal choice for high-touch, hygienic spaces. With dozens of gorgeous colors and patterns, an exceptional ease of fabrication, and the ability to create curved shapes via thermoforming, our material encourages architects and designers to cook up something fresh.

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