design et al are delighted to announce that Bishop Design have been shortlisted for Restaurant – Africa & Gulf States in The International Hotel & Property Awards 2019
Elegant with an edgy attitude, Ketch Up is intriguing of all the senses as it transports guests through its differing experiences within.
Ketch Up by Bishop Design encapsulates the homegrown Russian brand’s philosophy. Spearheaded by the most renowned chef in Russia, Alexander Belkovich, together creating a dining experience that provides, not only a tastebud teasing F&B offering, but an engaging and party-like atmosphere intriguing of all the senses. Bishop Designs ultimate goal for the interior was to represent all traits of a modern life set within a megalopolis, creating a lifestyle more so than just a restaurant, that everyone can enjoy.
The venue was to become an integral addition to the recently established Bluewaters Island. Envisaged to be a hotspot destination for tourists and residents alike, Bluewaters adopts a unique edge to Dubai’s personality as it aims to become irresistible to all. Ketch Up was to synergise with the aspirations of Bluewaters and become a dining venue that would naturally attract an audience, not solely through their food and beverage offering, but moreover, an alluring design that would pose impossible to resist.
The interior design style and direction was to appreciate and integrate natural materials and live vegetation combined with slightly more aggressive shapes and structures. Furniture is an eclectic combination of comfortable and organic forms which create an original setting and engaging unique lighting features suspend from the ceiling in a captivating visual showcase.
A key design feature is the beautifully formed stairwell which connects the ground and upper levels. The wood panelled installation stands as a seamless transportation as guests migrate through the differing offerings, all the whilst maintaining a visual and physical synergy throughout. The whole visual dynamic starts to morph as one transcends from the food orientated theatrics below to an elegant night-time destination, infused by music and mixology.
Materials for each zone have been selected to visually highlight the different experiences within. Solid naturally diverse red cedar tables establish the casual dining status below, whereas plush velvets and opulent leathers encourage customers to sit back & relax upstairs as the sun sets over Dubai’s dramatic skyline and the evening hours take precedent.