Fresh air for Giraffe
Giraffe is a funky restaurant chain featuring a wide range of world cuisines and with everything on offer from breakfast to late-night cocktails, the atmosphere needs to continually feel fresh as well as requiring high levels of hygiene.
For the opening of the latest restaurant in Milton Keynes, Giraffe turned to the comprehensive Dimplex commercial range to select an air curtain to keep out the external environment.
The Giraffe venue in Milton Keynes has a distinctively fun interior design and architect Design LSM specified that the air curtain unit should be a ‘giraffe colour’ to fit in with the unique décor. So as well as requiring a powerful output to minimise draughts, noise and pollution entering the 134-cover restaurant, the unit needed to be custom-coloured.
To meet this requirement, a Dimplex CAB15E was bespoke powder coated to a fawn colour with a subtle satin finish. Dimplex offers this service to all customers, with surface-mounted air curtain units available fully coloured and recessed models supplied with coloured grilles. The units can be supplied to fit in with any company livery or interior design, and with no minimum order quantity, individual units are no problem.
Craig Ballantyne, Managing Director of contractor BCC Mechanical Services, commented: “We’ve worked closely with Giraffe, the architect and the shopfitter ECSEC to ensure all the requirements on the Milton Keynes project are met. Not only does the colour-coded Dimplex air curtain give the necessary high performance, it is also aesthetically pleasing and really complements the overall look and feel of the restaurant.”