Go Sy Thai —
Capitol Park

When tasked with designing the second location for Go Sy Thai in Detroit’s historic Capitol Park, we tapped into the busy city streets of Bangkok for inspiration. The result is a space that unites the eclectic vibe of Thailand's cosmopolitan capital city with Detroit's own intrinsic urban character.


Detroit, MI




John D'Angelo

The historic building provided great bones, allowing us to layer bright color, hand-painted signage and modern, lantern-like light fixtures upon a foundation of raw concrete and exposed building elements. Constructed of simple board and batten siding, walls are reminiscent of out-buildings in Thailand, complemented by a decoupage wall of vintage Asian movie posters collected by the owner.


  • Interior Design
  • Brand + Identity Integration
  • Furniture Specification
  • Construction Administration

A neon sign made by local legend George Vidas reads “same same but different,” a phrase frequently used by Bangkok food vendors.

Project Team

  • Mandi Parker
  • Jim Settimo
  • Jessica Weldon
  • Ashley Moir
  • Heather McKeon
  • Patrick Thompson