LW Design

Jolie is the 200cover, round-the-clock, signature French brasserie restaurant of the Dubai Edition hotel.

The term “all day dining” is almost taboo in the evolving luxury hospitality market. It was essential that the Dubai Edition exceeded the regular expectations of a three-meal restaurant. LW was tasked with creating an identity for Jolie with a unique narrative significant to the brand. The brief was to create a flexible space that seamlessly transitions from day to night; a space that can provide unique offerings that distinguish it above the plethora of local competition in the immediate area. The restaurant is filled with natural, earthy tones from the bronze finishes, tan hide chairs, and raised olive green chairs lining the 'U' shaped bar. The bar is beautifully detailed with curved brass strips, so it feels like it's growing out of the floor like a palm. The metal back bar is a prominent design feature that glows with green liquid filled votives and decanters. Rustic succulents are interspersed between to enhance the de-cluttered aesthetic. A residential or communal approach was taken to designing the bar, free of an overbearing gantry or stacked back bar. The idea was for it to feel like a residential kitchen counter by day but a fully activated bar by night. The restaurant has a distinct 'orangery' feel with rattan and teak chairs interspersed with olive-green banquettes. Parlour palms and tropical plants give a sense of individuality and privacy, whilst the seamless terrazzo flooring is the statement design element throughout.