The bosk Restaurant located at the ground floor of the Shangri-La Hotel in Toronto, Canada was designed by the McFarlan Green Bigger architectural practice after which it was completed by omb to integrate with the hotel lobby so that it could serve as the hotel bar and restaurant.
The hotel has a timeless style with Asian elements and the restaurant design included more than its interior since the branding, graphic elements, furniture pieces and artworks were all commissioned specifically for it.
The work ‘bosk’ means a small wooded area and thus the theme is set through this name featuring oak panels as the predominant material for a warm and cozy ambiance. The panels act as dividers to define the programs inside so that the dining, lounge and bar areas are each configured to serve their specific purpose and can be easily rearranged if needed.
The perforated panels filter the light and the ceiling panels bring even more texture inside while also protecting the mechanical and electrical features.