Principal Rivers Edge Restaurant

Des Moines, IA

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Interior Design Overview:

The challenge here was to create a restaurant within the Wells Fargo Arena that will be open to the public during arena events. Our solution was to use the inspiration of t he long and narrow space shape and location of the space overlooking the river to create a river concept for the restaurant. The color concepts for the restaurant rested with the colors of river, sky and the river’s edge. River rock table tops were used along the main circulation path. The wood selection for the furnishings and finishes were natural maple in relation to the wood used in the rest of the Wells Fargo Arena. Natural reeds were imbedded in the acrylic dividers and the fabrics were inspired in water colors, with swirls and metallic highlights. Natural granite was used on the bar surface. Booth and banquettes were strategically placed to zone the seating groups.

  • CLIENT: Polk County
  • COMPLETE: October 2005
  • SIZE:
    7,400 Sq. Ft. of New Construction
    • IIDA Wisconsin Chapter - Design Award - 2006
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