The design of Copine restaurant frames the open kitchen, offering guests a view into the artistry behind chef Shaun McCrain’s approach to contemporary American cuisine highlighted with classic French cooking techniques.

Project Name: Copine
Architect: Olson Kundig
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Status: Built
Completed: 2016
Project Size: 3,289 SF

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Equal parts intimate and social, the space offers a scale of transparency throughout, allowing the food to take center stage.

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Traditional and contemporary furniture elements are combined with reclaimed and adapted materials to create a refined, warm palette. Juxtaposed with new kitchen equipment, exposed systems and existing concrete, the space is a balance of old and new.

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Art walls, plants and reclaimed objects add a sense of personality and texture that ground the space in a human scale, and act as armatures for display.

Olson Kundig

Olson Kundig is a collaborative global design practice whose work expands the context of built and natural landscapes. Led by five owners, the firm’s work can be found in more than fifteen countries on five continents, with projects ranging from cultural and museum projects to exhibition design, commercial and mixed-use design, private and multi-family residential, hospitality projects, places of worship, interior design, product design and landscape design.


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