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DRAMATIC FARE This new Korean restaurant, The Buffet, provides diners with much more than delicious food – the decor by Blacktree Architects features Resene paints This page:The Buffet Korean restaurant presents a dark, moody atmosphere to its patrons. The interior design by Blacktree Architects and Designers comprises several chic industrial surfaces as well as the use of Resene Blackjack and Resene Black White in key areas. Photography by Alex Kim. A thriving restaurant not only has great food, the decor also plays a big part in repeat custom. The brief to Blacktree Architects and Designers for The Buffet was to break with classic Korean decor and create instead an industrial, edgy feel. The design is set up so diners enter between two private dining rooms with the main buffet display straight ahead, clad in perforated red metal. Continuing the industrial accent, the restaurant’s private rooms are black and the original concrete floors were retained. For warmth, macrocarpa was used as a partition wall. And as part of the drama, the doors and ceilings in the restaurant are finished in two contrasting yet complementary Resene colours. Both are avail- able in a range of paint finishes, including durable Resene Lustacryl for trims and joinery and Resene SpaceCote Flat for interior use, including wet areas. For details, visit a Resene ColorShop, phone 1800 738 383, see more online: search 48964 or resene at search | save | share at