Design Collective were tasked with converting The Elante Mall Nando’s into a hosted Cockerel service, while giving it a fresh new look which incorporated the brands new visual identity launched last year. The hosted Cockerel conversion entails altering the service counter to a larger area and this is where the journey begins. This allows patrons to place their orders with ease.
Additional condiment stations have been added to the Casa. These additions are used to accommodate soft drink fountains and a variety of tantalizing Nando’s sauces. These soft drinks and Sauces are there for each diner to help themselves to as much as they desire. Making the diners feel at home. The new brand identity shouts new and young Africa. Which is what Design Collective focused on incorporating in the sparkle of Elante Mall Nandos.
Keeping the spirit of the brand and the strong sense of team spirit. Design Collective set out to make the casa more vibrant and current introducing interesting contrasting colours of grey and lime green, with a pop of red.
Modern African inspired geometric patterns where introduced on the ceiling discs and exterior bulkhead creating a sense of place … A place from which Nandos originates – South Africa. Existing African art was reused, while working in collaboration with Yellow Woods two new pieces were carefully selected for the main artwork wall in the restaurant.
All decorative lighting was replaced with new contemporary custom designed pieces, in natural timber and black wire with soft glowing Edison bulbs. New chairs and leather upholstery to the banquettes and interesting stitching and piping details to finish off the sparkle.
Like the time it takes to perfect a new Nandos meal on the menu, the Designer takes the time to perfect the design. Creating the ultimate experience for the user as well as a unique design that is creative, functional and most importantly recognizable.
We trust that all local guests that have frequented Elante Mall in the past will welcome the new look and feel and entice new patrons to try out our warm and welcoming hosted cockerel service.