TKI designs ‘Public’ in Jumeirah Lakes Towers

Public cafe

Thomas Klein International (TKI), Dubai-based restaurant consultants, and its Chicago architectural office PS Studio, have completed the design concept of ‘Public’, a new café located in Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT).

“Public will cater to the residents and businesses in the JLT community, and will be open for lunch and breakfast. The café will serve freshly baked cakes and breads, as well as a selection of healthy salads and sandwiches,” said Daniel During, principal and managing director, TKI.

Paula Palombo, principal, PS Studio said, “Even though Public is designed as a public venue, it aims to give the patrons a homey feeling.”

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It features arm chairs and wall lights with side tables, and a magazine wall designed to allow people to sit and read.

“We used a very a simple and minimalist design for the interior, using light wood for the counters as well as the furniture, combined with grey slate walls, as well as a light-hued concrete floor, which provides subtle combinations of roughness, smoothness and softness,” added Palombo.

Public, located in Lake View Tower 1 in JLT, is owned by Greek investor, Theodore Zaravinos, and is due to open in April 2012.

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