Casa, Toronto

Casa, like its older sibling, La Palma [2017], is a lifestyle-inspired restaurant, bar and lounge concept. Casa, [Spanish for ‘home’] is a contemporary interpretation of the quintessential Palm Springs domestic interior; a sunken living room with a central hearth, the kind that is the perfect backdrop to a spirited cocktail party. With modular lounge seating, two private dining rooms, and a rooftop patio, it is an infinitely flexible space for accommodating private functions, though more often than not, it operates as one of Toronto’s coveted, speak-easy-style lounges. Through design gestures and thoughtful finish selections, guests are encouraged to get comfortable, even if that means putting up their feet or accidentally knocking over their wine!

Our sustainable approach to the project included locally-manufactured, custom furniture, lighting and millwork; locally sourced and sustainably harvested woods; and fabrics manufactured with recycled content.

La Palma, Toronto

More often than not, the interior atmosphere of a restaurant should reflect the creative output of the kitchen. In this way, the restaurant experience is holistic and the guest is given an introduction to the culinary experience through the design of the space.

It was during a 3-day research trip to Venice Beach, California that the design and creative identity for La Palma was born. An early observation drawing parallels between Venice Beach and the Trinity-Bellwoods neighbourhood where the restaurant would be located noted a similar artistic spirit between the two seemingly disparate places. As such, La Palma’s design aesthetic and atmosphere celebrates the art-centric nature of the community and includes a large mural designed in collaboration with a Toronto-based artist. La Palma is welcoming in its lively spiritedness and in its expression of the locale.

Weedbox, Various Locations

A California lifestyle-driven aesthetic that communicates the brand’s ideals; authenticity, approachability, quiet luxury, while also referencing their mandate for sustainability through materiality and minimalism.

Hilton Presidential Suite, Toronto

A Room of One’s Own: This Toronto Airport Hotel Suite is inspired by the country of origin of the property’s owner who will use this space to entertain. The palette is drawn from the colours of India set against a contemporary architectural interior.




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Luxury in the 21st century is no longer about an ethos of riches but of qualities that are hard to come by in our modern urbanized world; “space; fresh air; silence; slowness; time; hand-craft; and quality.

– Renny Ramakers – Droog Design