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Interior Design by Andy Martin Architetcure seen at Chan, Thessaloniki - Chan
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AMA design studio’s concept for Chan ‘pan-Asian’ restaurant and bar at ‘The Met’ hotel, Thessaloniki, Greece, is a lively fusion of modern aesthetic and traditional Asian motifs. Designed by Australian architect, Andy Martin, it opened to acclaim for it’s dazzling interior and innovative cuisine, Chan is the “destination.”

The internal dining space is 230sqm and 150sqm for external dining in the hotels courtyard. Access to the restaurant via discreet entrances from the hotel and the street leads into the impressive and softly lit venue.
ama extensively researched their brief from ‘The Met’ with trips to Hong Kong, Thailand and Indonesia, trying to seek out the essence of distinctly modern Asian cuisine. Andy Martin said: “I wanted to create a truly sumptuous atmosphere without the stereotypical visual references. We looked at the contrast which exists between traditional and contemporary Asian culture and this duality which exists between the two and have tried to integrate that sense into our design.”

The restaurant’s interior is conceived as a dynamic masculine space, with its furniture tactile and feminine. The seating is arranged in a central sculptural element which floats within the charcoal anodized box. Intricately crafted and luxurious semi-private seating makes Chan cosy and intimate. The seating booths cater for two or for larger groups. There lies a dramatic sense of layering within the space from the graphically lit wall panels, open grid ceilings, to the engraved detailing on the tables. Tattooed graphics on upholstery and 21st century ‘manga’ interpretations within the cocktail lounge; this becomes an experience of Asian street culture and cosmopolitan sophistication.

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Building sustainable and innovative spaces for the future community.

AMA is an award winning London-based, full service Architectural and Design practice which has been led by Andy Martin for more than a decade.

“Our missioni is to carry out ambitious building projects at multiple scales and programmes, with a commitment to innovation, design and sustainability. We build within the city as if it is our own, and we are proud of the result and conscious of the effect that our buildings have on both the city around and the inhabitants within.’’

The AMA design philosophy embraces creative intelligence with a unique design identity that is evidenced through a wide range of national and international projects that offer strategic, creative, sophisticated, market appropriate solutions. Our expert insight and breadth of knowledge extends to all facets of Architecture and Design.

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Andy was born in Australia where he studied Architecture in Sidney and then at the Architectural Association in London and finishing with a Masters at Columbia University.

Andy then spent 5 years working with Marc Newson in Paris, after which, he went on to set up the architectural practice, AMA, in Paris and was commissioned to create the new restaurant ‘Mash’ in London 1998 and later Isola in 2001.

Andy Martin Architects come with a wealth of international experience, with award winning restaurants in London, Hong Kong, Casablanca and Greece. They also have worked with some of the most influential London restaurateurs of the last decade including Chris Corbin and Jeremy King of the renowned Ivy Restaurant, Oliver Peyton of Coast and Isola and the Hart Brothers of Quo Vadis.

As well as restaurants, AMA has completed many residential projects in London and Australia most recently completing the residence projects for Noel Gallagher and the hotelier Olga Polizzi.

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