GO SY THAI – CAPITOL PARK
When tasked with designing the second location for Go Sy Thai in Detroit’s historic capitol park, PTD tapped into the busy streets of Bangkok for inspiration. The historic building provided great bones and allowed us to layer fun colors, hand-painted signage, and modern furniture over a core of raw concrete and exposed structures. All new interior walls were constructed of simple board and batten siding, reminiscent of out-buildings in Thailand, balanced by a decoupage wall of vintage Asian movie posters collected by the owner. A neon sign made by local legend, George Vidas, dons the wall reading “same same but different”, a phrase heard frequently from Bangkok food vendors. All of these details came together perfectly to create a fun, fast, and easy environment that is well suited for grabbing a quick lunch or carry out at this popular neighborhood establishment.