At the 2016 edition of Design Miami
, Ole Scheeren
teamed up with upscale grocery chain Dean & DeLuca
on Stage, a fast-food concept café
1/20 – Mahanakhon, Bangkok
"I don't have this sense of letting go or parting so much, when I design a building," says Scheeren. "I never design it for myself to begin with. I design it for the people that will ultimately own it, or inhabit it or work in it, or live in it." Credit: Iwan Baan
While the German architect is more widely known for transforming skylines, this time Scheeren scaled down, designing an open kitchen around which visitors could watch chefs at work and order expertly prepared fine foods.
"It was about celebrating ingredients, celebrating the making of food," Scheeren told journalist Max Fraser. "This is a machine to produce the food, but (done in) a very human and humanly interactive way."
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