“Let the beauty we love be what we do.”
– jalal ad-din muhammad
Architecture, Interior Design, and Lighting Design
Rumi’s Kitchen Colony Square is the third restaurant collaboration between The Johnson Studio and Chef Ali Mesghali. Our team was tasked with creating an authentic vision of a modern Persian restaurant in the heart of midtown Atlanta. Working closely with the owner, we pulled subtle, authentic details into the overall design to highlight the essence of Persian hospitality and culture.
The restaurant features an elegant, yet comfortable design, suitable for both a business lunch and a more intimate dinner. The movement of whirling dervishes, Persian calligraphy, and rustic old-world architectural elements inspired the design. Traditional gold and Persian blue are incorporated throughout, and warmth is conveyed via a chimney fireplace and biophilia. Guests can also enjoy the outdoor patio for a more casual experience with views of passerby.
2022 AIA Atlanta Residential & Hospitality Design Awards, Restaurant New Construction, Award of Merit
2022 Atlanta Magazine Georgia Design Awards, Contract Design Restaurant/Bar, Silver