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No matter what kind of sauce you prefer, or whether you’d rather throw a slab of meat or an array of fresh vegetables on the grill, the most important part of any barbeque is the fire. The Dubai-based firm clearly had this in mind when they conceived the interiors for AtmosFire, a 6,000-square-foot restaurant a stone's throw from the Persian Gulf’s beaches.
“The main inspiration is the pit, where families and friends traditionally gather around the fire and grill,” says design director and managing partner Firas Alsahin. But this is hardly a hole in the ground: instead, they hung a freestanding brazier on a double-height ceiling, “custom made by casting a circular type of bricks.” Spotlights hang on to a copper-finished ring above the circular counter, itself rung around with rotating, custom chairs to offer views of what’s cooking on six different grills. And the walls are covered with LED grill marks, another tasty idea to whet the appetite.