Wok & Mortar
East Grand Rapids, MI
This strip mall storefront space was previously occupied by a Biggby Coffee Shop.r.o.i. Design set out to transform the space into a modern Asian restaurant with an updated urban vibe. The interior features a wood wall made of reclaimed wood from shipping pallets. We also designed and had fabricated a custom communal table for the center of the space, which features the reclaimed pallet wood, along with shelves to display the various sauces they offer for sale. The color palette consisted of subdued grays that allowed the wood features and graphic signage to stand out.
We brought Pinnacle Construction to manage the remodel. Great Lakes West Foodservice Equipment Service to provide the kitchen equipment.
In addition to interior design, we took on the role of “owner’s advocate”. We oversaw the entire remodeling project, from leasing the space to upgrading utilities, and finally to promote the grand opening. We also designed the logo and signage.