Task: Design and Design Development
Collaboration: Aria Group Architects, Inc., Oak Park
After the success of our concept in London, Ping Pong launched a global network. Washington D.C was chosen as the location for his first restaurant in North America. We were invited to adapt our original prototype to this exciting new market.
Once again, we managed to achieve a highly efficient and impressive 59% devoted to front of house. We also made several interesting changes to suit the American Market. For example, to celebrate the warm social spirit of Americans, we created a bar area that overlooked the restaurant and dining space. This encouraged people to use Ping Pong as a place to meet for drinks after work, and then stay on for a bite to eat. The result was a restaurant that introduced a new dining experience to America, and made a profit in its first few months.