Harrison brings daytime and evening appeal to new Radisson restaurant

19th September 2016

By richard

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The four star Radisson Blu Hotel in Marseille has been given the five star treatment by Harrison, with the recent opening of the newly-designed in-house restaurant, Le Quai du 7ème.

Our fresh, earthy scheme expands the daytime and evening appeal of this port-side culinary venue, creating vibrancy with a palette of coastal colours inspired by the breath-taking local geography of Les Calanques – the narrow, steep-walled inlets found along the Mediterranean coast.
Stand-out features include an internally-illuminated amber artwork outlining the silhouette of the Les Calanques coastline, as well as a timber raft made from reclaimed wooden planks, hinting of boats shipwrecked at sea.

Clever lighting design is used to create an atmosphere to suit the time of the day, physically zoning areas and giving each an independent identity.  Sparkling glass lights at the windows increase outside visibility and draw in passers-by.

Structural changes include the relocation of the bar to the lounge area to create a mealtime buzz, while numerous large circular pillars have been used to the restaurant’s advantage, defining the restaurant and bar areas and balancing the design symmetrically.

The overall result is a rich, welcoming and hugely comfortable space for hotel guests and locals to enjoy.  The magnificent views over the adjacent Vieux Port and a few sips of a local vintage serve as the perfect complement to an outstanding redesign which is as popular after sunrise as it is after sunset.

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