Designsmith creates interiors for Emirati F&B concept Nourish’s second launch

The homegrown restaurant is in Last Exit - Khawaneej

Fresh design concepts and a traditional aesthetic come together for the interiors of Nourish.

The F&B concept by two Emirati cousins is in the community where they grew up - Last Exit - Khawaneej.

Serving healthy food in a cosy comfortable environment, Nourish launched at Dar Wasl Mall, Dubai, in May 2017.

Now a second space is opening at the most northern outpost of Meraas's luxe truck stop concept, serving a holistic health food concept that caters towards an Emirati taste and preference.

Chef Julie Watson has created an exciting menu for the restaurant, that is accessed from the new Last Exit Mall extension.

It's to be enjoyed in a setting designed and furnished by Dubai-based studio, Designsmith.

The studio created a greenhouse extension opening towards Last Exit's focal point of the Love Lock Lake - so named as the bridge, which runs over the man-made lake at the centre of the development in Al Khawaneej, is used by couples and friends to attach locks to pledge their devotion.

Having grown up in the UAE, Designsmith's lead designer Mihir Sanganee was excited to work on a local concept.

He says: “We’re proud and excited to be a part of this amazing journey of a homegrown concept taking healthy eating to the next level, the community aspect of the project was very important for us and we are happy we could bring it to life for them.

"The owners have also stressed to us the importance of supporting local industries. Taking that into account, all the interiors in the restaurant have been manufactured in the country, and we have used natural, earthy tones and materials such as wood and brass in the overall design.

"We truly believe that sustainability is a lifestyle choice, and we have incorporated this ethos into our design and interiors for Nourish.”

It's been a popular addition to the landscaped outdoor attraction and is now running at full steam, say Nourish founders.

“The UAE government has been very supportive and allowed for dine in to resume, we are functioning at full capacity and this is a sign that people are still willing to eat out, they haven’t forgotten our servings and this is a reinforcing sign for us to add another location," says Ahmed Mattar Al Tayar, Nourish co-owner.

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