Opening its fictitious doors in 2015, Gidaria is a modern restaurant that brings authentic French and Tunisian flavors to Seattle. The name Gidaria means "Mural" in Arabic, and is a reference to the energetic calligraphy illustrated in the restaurant materials. The architecture of the restaurant echoes courtyards and walls of cities in the Middle East, with limestone floors, hand-painted tables and walls, and soaring ceilings. The soul of Gidaria is the laffa bread, baked to order in our wood-fired oven.
My design was inspired by eL Seed, a French-Tunisian street artist who incorporates traditional Arabic calligraphy, a style he calls calligraffiti. I built it up and nurtured the idea with lots of sketching and brainstorming. This project draws from eL Seed’s unique project, “Lost Walls.”
Content: recycled matte 80 lb Bristol, and mounting adhesive