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GrizForm Design Architects Reveal New Farmhouse-Inspired Restaurant In Virginia

Award-winning firm GrizForm Design Architects were commissioned for the redesign of Farmers Restaurant Group’s largest opening, Founding Farmers Tysons, located in Tysons, Virginia.

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The 12,000 square foot space has been divided into different areas, each representing a room archetype found in a traditional Virginia farmhouse. Visitors can experience different ‘microclimates’ as they pass through different spaces, which resemble a barn, front porch, kitchen, dining room, formal space, living room, and a bedroom.

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On entering the restaurant, guests are met by a custom painted desk with an image of a horse. The farmyard theme is continued throughout, and to the bar where structural wooden beams are built to create a classic pitched barn roof, modelled after outdoor porch seating.

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Designed to look like a typical Virginian living room, the main dining area offers ample seating, subtly partitioned by a double-sided gold family tree.

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Following the stairs up, additional seating is divided into three ‘microclimates’; the farmhouse kitchen featuring a ceiling of large woven baskets with golden eggs, the boudoir with tufted booths, adorned with gold drapery and chandeliers and the formal carpeted dining room.

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To enhance the rustic barnyard feel feel, Founding Farmers Tysons is filled with commissioned artwork and installations, featuring carved animals and farmyard scenes, and a phone booth allowing visitors to make private calls without having to leave the restaurant.

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As well as the bespoke elements, soft furnishings and finished have been sourced using reclaimed and recycled materials where possible.
Posted January 19th, 2016 by Editor


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