Exquisite materials are on the menu at these international eateries.
1. Firm: Didier Fiúza Faustino
Project: XYZ Lounge
Site: Ghent, Belgium
Standout: At the architect-artist’s first hospitality project, an installation vibe is achieved with Italian marble paneling and surfacing and a Memphis-esque palette.
2. Firm: Studio David Thulstrup and Bjarke Ingels Group
Standout: Regional woods are the muse at the larger reincarnation of the Michelin–starred restaurant, where pine paneling is charred in the kitchen, but Douglas fir and oak are left natural throughout.
3. Firm: Foolscap Studio
Site: Coldstream, Australia
Standout: After sampling the vineyard’s sparkling wine, showcased with custom fiberglass displays, visitors retire to the restaurant’s banquettes, the aged-leather upholstery the color of brut rosé.