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morehead foundry

project story

Working with a visionary young restauranteur, interior design team transformed a former brownfield building into the Morehead Foundry, a haven for sustainability and fresh, local food in Greensboro, NC

A shared kitchen and series of linked passageways allow movement between five distinctly different venues, all under one roof. The largest, Four Flocks and Larder, is an upscale but comfortable restaurant serving Southern cuisine. Warm neutrals and natural materials, including wood, leather and concrete, are juxtaposed against a dramatic backdrop of color and graphic landscape photography above the bar.

The Baker & Bean Café/Bakery is a comfortable, bright space with classic café chairs and tables highlighted by egg-beater light fixtures. Hush, a members-only “speak easy,” is found behind a reclaimed wooden door and requires a passcode for entry. Velvet chairs and soft, intimate lighting transport the customers back in time to the Prohibition era.

Customers of Revolution Burger enjoy grass-fed beef hamburgers and handspun milkshakes in a fast/casual setting that is designed as a prototype for easy duplication and future franchising. Finally, The Public, an event space, is a blank canvas of exposed brick, concrete and steel that forms a perfect backdrop for private parties and events.

Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
Square footage: 30,000
Services: interior design, branding support