Arthur’s restaurant opened its doors in 2019 in Toronto and is a cross-disciplinary project resulting from a collaboration between different professionals. In fact, the space was designed by the team of Canadian design studio gh3*, led by Principals Pat Hanson and Raymond Chow. The space was physically realised by the company Unique Store Fixtures, which involves numerous talented craftsmen in the creation of different projects.
Presenting the aim of the project was Chase Hospitality Group (CHG), a company that specialises in full-service restaurants, catering, and events.
In addition to the main restaurant, the space also features a private lounge area and bar. The main restaurant is characterised by a beautiful octagonal ceiling with a central dome made of bronze patina, which creates a play of light between the geometric details, drawing the visitor’s eye into the restaurant. Bronze is the main material used in the restaurant space, but also in the bar and lounge area, where there is a welded bronze tartan display where bottles and cups are stored. In addition, the solid bronze slabs in the main restaurant and bar have been hand-painted to accentuate the distinctiveness of the décor and add a lively touch to the overall sombre space.
The exclusive design and excellent execution earned the project two major awards: the Gold 2020 Shop! Design Awards for Restaurant Fine Dining, Silver for A’Design Award and the Competition Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category Award; as well as being shortlisted for the International Hotel and Real Estate Awards.
Arthur’s Restaurant is the latest product from Chase Hospitality Group, also famous for its Kasa Moto and Planta restaurant series. “The best part of working with Unique has been working on a project that is very close to my heart as a tribute to my father.” Steven Salm, CEO of Chase Hotel Group, said.” Unique treats you like you are part of the family, so every step of this project has been easy. “