A mediterranean restaurant in Miami beach
Lokum Miami is a Turkish restaurant located at the pulsing intersection of Lincoln and Alton roads in Miami Beach. The menu is a rich combination of Turkish & Greek cuisines with cold and hot mezes, amazing breads to go with light vegetable and meat plates.
Our design was inspired by the image of a "gulet" which is a typical wooden Mediterranean sail boat, cruising along the shore at a tranquil sunset. The warm colors of the ceiling were balanced with cool cuban tiles on the floor, evoking the constant interplay of blazing sun & the cool sea, which is the quintessential aura of the Mediterranean shores. To resolve the 22' high ceiling problem, we designed walnut light boxes, hovering over the space creating an elegant landscape with red marine ropes; this is where our sailboat comes alive.
Selim Vural, AIA