MKV Design creates new destination at Navarino Dunes

MKV Design has announced the completion of a new dining and entertainment destination at the Navarino Dunes resort. Called Inbi, this space combines two separate buildings with an enclosed courtyard in between with a large patio.

The flow of outdoor areas into indoor spaces, and onto the outside again is the hallmark of MKV’s design throughout Navarino Dunes. The main approach is through an enclosed colonnade that leads onto the central open courtyard, framed by two buildings: the main restaurant and the lounge bar. The restaurant is a double height structure with a pitched tiled roof, while the bar is a single-storey totally transparent structure open on all its sides.

The restaurant building has been divided to provide two dining experiences, with both featuring a timber-clad ceiling, oversized openings, upholstered seating, and bronze fretwork, among others. MKV also used a neutral palette where white upholstered furniture is off-set against the local timber and stone.

The lounge bar’s theme is described as modern with Asian references. It was similarly described as a simple rectangular box clad in timber with a series of coffers filled with paper ribbons. The centrally located bar is double-sided and designed in two sections on different levels. Also available are combination sofas surrounded by armchairs and organic shaped stools, while cocoon chairs hang from the ceiling. A fireplace creates a focal point.

The inner patio is more private, with secluded areas designed on different levels leading towards the bar. On the elevated decks are sun beds near a Japanese-inspired water sculpture.

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