Interiors, Layout, Branding, Menu, Art Installation, Custom Furniture, Construction Management
The concept of Pakpao, which translates to “kite” in Thai, was to create an energetic space that features authentic Thai cuisine and culture in the heart of the Dallas Design District. From the space design to the interiors and brand, everything was chosen mindfully to create a perfect harmony. As soon as a guest steps inside, they are greeted by a Thai relief sculpture of Buddha. With a limited area of only 1,300 square feet, a 20-foot expo kitchen was put in place to allow guests to see the full action of the kitchen from the intimately seated, cozy dining room. The large expo window allows the dining room to be infused with the sights, sounds, and energy of the kitchen which merge with high-volume, upbeat music to create a lively and dynamic atmosphere.
Traditional handmade Pakpao and Chula kites imported from Thailand fly playfully above the main dining area. Custom blended woods and rich textures add warmth and visual interest for guests to enjoy. The rich black and gold damask-patterned wall at the back of the bar lures guests to the bar area where a large Thai tree root doubles as a light fixture and an art piece. Amidst the excitement, three cloud-white Buddha statues float serenely along a white wall inviting guests to the Pakpao experience.