Falling Rabbit Restaurant | AIA Atlanta
Merit Award

Falling Rabbit Restaurant

  • Year: 2022 Hospitality Design Awards
  • Entry Categories: Restaurant – Renovation/Tenant Build-out

Falling Rabbit Restaurant

In 2018, Chicago-native Chef Chuck Woods decided to relocate to Atlanta with his partner and Mixologist, Barb Vickers. They were eager to incorporate classic southern favorites alongside their northern culinary prowess into their new endeavor.

The name Falling Rabbit gave inspiration for a whimsical, elevated dining experience that pulls references from “Through the Looking Glass”. Deep wood tones, vibrant blues, brass accents, and a variation of textures come together to create a different world within, the kind of place where one could linger for hours and feel at home. The incorporation of artwork was a design driver from the start, ensuring every piece was thoughtfully curated for the space where it lives. The art and all the other details in this project correlate directly to the overarching theme – every decision was made with that in mind.

The two-story structure weaves in vignettes of natural light, rich textures, and color, all while providing playful moments in design for patrons to discover and enjoy. Colorful glazing wrapped in picture frames hidden amongst art on a gallery wall offers visitors the ability to experience the energy and artwork of the kitchen beyond. Exposing the original stone walls adjacent to smoothly finished custom walnut and brass screens provides a playful juxtaposition of old and new finishes, and custom-designed furniture adds a lush touch of comfort and ambiance.

  • FirmStudio SOGO
  • Project LocationDuluth, Georgia
  • Completion DateNovember 2, 2020
  • Architects and Designers Leslie Ellsworth, RA: Principal Architect and Lead Designer
    Gabby Black: Design Associate
  • MEP EngineerProficient Engineering, Inc.
  • Structural EngineerStability Engineering
  • General ContractorGibson Construction Company
  • Additional ConsultantsKitchen Consultant: CE Specialists
  • PhotographyMarc Mauldin