Interiors, Custom Furniture & Lighting, Branding, Graphics
The AvroKO team found its inspiration for the design of Single Thread in husband and wife team and owners, Kyle and Katina Connaughton. In understanding that a restaurant is not only a place to eat, but also a functioning studio for its craftsmen, AvroKO created a dining experience that is akin to spending an evening with Kyle and Katina in their personal workshop, where diners are given the opportunity to both observe the artistic process and enjoy its end product. Elements of the ‘studio’ are found throughout the dining room: silverware is stored in one of seven hand-numbered drawers that label which course it is used for; ceramic vessels found in various storage units appear to be decorative until the Chef fetches them for a specific course during the night; a glass terrarium serves as both a beautiful visual and a workspace for Katina to build nightly flower displays. Odes to the couple’s love for farming, gardening, and molecular gastronomy can also be found throughout the space. Woven patterns within the dining room screens reference DNA sequencing of common kitchen herbs like basil and shallots, while a rooftop fountain has a series of stepped recesses and grooves based on golden sections and naturally occurring scientific proportions which catch water and alter the flow.
- "The Biggest Opening of 2016"Eater SF
- "All of these threads are woven together seamlessly in a sophisticated AvroKO-designed space that's rich in meaning and exceptional in details."California Home + Design
- "America’s Most Anticipated New Restaurant of 2016"Vogue
- "This is not a Japanese restaurant, nor a farm-to-table restaurant, though those themes could be easily overplayed - it's something else entirely."Eater SF