3636 Sansom St, Philadelphia
CRÈME ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
POD is an restaurant in Philadelphia, serves Asian fusion cuisine. CRÈME was hired to redesign the entire experience. Currently POD has a futuristic interior design approach, mainly using hard molded plastic materials and neon light. Client wanted to transform the space to be more contemporary, yet preserve some of the playfulness. After iterations of studies, we decided to present the concept SUMO.
"SUMO is heavy and light, massive yet graceful. Raw, natural materials hint at the primordial nature of eating around a fire. The experience is transformative. Inspired by the impossible acrobatics of Sumo wrestling an atmosphere of playfully gravity defying forms is created against a subdued minimal palette."
Responsibility: Moodboard, concept sketches, 3D modeling, design development, FF&E