Oceanfront Restaurant Design - New Build
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 3,605
COMPLETED WINTER 2022
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
Discover Morea, a new dining destination that intertwines the Mediterranean culture of shared plates with an atmosphere that embodies indulgence, charm, and nostalgia. This restaurant provides a sensory experience that appeals en masse across cultures and generations. Interior architectural movements were inspired by the low tides of Florida occurring at sunset during the summer months. In its final moments, the sun casts a rosy hue on all that it touches, and this "golden hour" can easily be considered the most romantic time of the day. Also, at low tide, the gravitational pull of the earth and the sun cause the waves of the ocean to pull back, revealing the raw beauty that is hidden just beneath the water’s surface. The sensuality of the sea is embodied at every turn within this restaurant!
Upon entering the restaurant, guests are welcomed by an open floorplan that allows vast and breathtaking views towards the Atlantic Ocean. With specific material and lighting selections, light bounces throughout Morea, taking on the specular qualities of the sea. As light naturally reflects and refracts, especially during sunrise and sunset. Accentuating the organic nature of the ocean and its surroundings, light dances, bringing attention to rhythmic movement caused by wind patterns. Waved acoustical panels overhead represent the patterns that both wind and sea make in the sand.
Raw materials give an elegant simplicity to the space. Various levels of warm lighting highlight the energy of the bar area and the intimacy of the dining section. A checkerboard floor provides a nostalgic nod, while allowing large sized murals to stand out throughout the space. Whether you live in Fort Lauderdale or just passing through, you absolutely must visit Morea. It’s alluring atmosphere will inspire you to disconnect and truly partake in an unforgettable dining experience.
ROMANTIC | NOSTALGIC | SENSUAL
FURNITURE + ACCESSORIES