SWINE & SOW
The Swine and Sow is in a heritage building dating from 1913, and is the former site of The Parkerhouse, a restaurant also designed by Abugov-Kaspar. Based on our original design, the owner was confident in our ability to update the restaurant interior to better suit a new business approach.
The client wanted to move away from a formal restaurant setting to create an environment that would draw an after-business crowd, capitalizing on the downtown Calgary location.
A long bar was introduced, along with booths and pub tables to help create an informal, social atmosphere.
White paint brightens the space, particularly on the mezzanine and along the glazed wall facing out to 5th Avenue; red leather and accents add intensity to the design.
Several TVs were introduced to entice a sport-oriented crowd.
The redesign retains some features of the Art Deco themed Parkerhouse, including banded wood details and extraordinary blown-glass chandeliers.