Thamee

Washington, DC

1320 H St NE, Washington 20002, DC
Washington, DC's only full-service Burmese restaurant.
1320 H St NE, Washington 20002, DC
Thamee, Restaurants, Interior Design
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Thamee, Restaurants, Interior Design
Thamee, Restaurants, Interior Design
Thamee, Restaurants, Interior Design
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Washington, DC's only full-service Burmese restaurant.

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How does the design of your space (or an element of the design) impact the experiences people have there?

"The design of Thamee invites diners to come as they are and leave feeling cared for and welcomed. The space is bright, warm, colorful, and is full of small personal touches like our family photos, laquerware from Burma, and tampons in all bathrooms as a small reminder (and functional gift!) that we are a woman-owned business."
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What is the interior design style of your space?

"Thamee enlisted a team of local designers of color to bring to life our vision of paying homage to all the unsung daughters.Notable features include 14 unique tabletop prints based on Burmese tribal textiles by local Kenyan American artist Jamilla Okubo and a large copper sculpture by local urban designer Curry Hackett of Wayside Studio. The abstract net spans the dining room, creating organic movements inspired by the fishermen’s nets used by the Inle Lake leg rowers. Balancing masculine and feminine energies, historical reference and minimalist aesthetics, Thamee also carries the local legacy by leaving the original building design in tact. Bright white tiles, plenty of natural light, a marble bar top, happily mismatched chairs, and wooden accents throughout help to foster a warm, inviting space."
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What Custom/Original Element do your guests notice most often? What do they say about it?

"The fishnet sculpture (Curry Hackett) and tabletop designs (Jamilla Okubo) are the most talked about, and most loved by photographers!"
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Who did you love working with on this space? Any memorable moments or unique craftsmen?

"As we inherited a fully furnished space and launched with humble beginnings (upcycling a lot from the previous restaurant to save time and money and start serving up Burmese food), the collaborations with local artists Curry Hackett and Jamilla Okubo were the most essential to crafting our own identity in a space that was already a neighborhood gem to many. Another artist who creates sound design and amplifies the ambiance through curated playlists is our music director, Marcus Moody."
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