The Urban Nest
The brand IGNIV, Rhaeto-Romanic for a bird's nest, is being expanded - the fourth IGNIV restaurant at The St. Regis Bangkok. Ideally suited to Thailand's vibrant capital, IGNIV Bangkok translates Chef Andreas's artful cooking signature into a playful, sharing-style fine dining experience.
Founder of the IGNIV restaurant family is Swiss-born Chef Andreas Caminada. Andreas leads several acclaimed restaurants in Switzerland, including the brand's first three IGNIV restaurants in St. Moritz, Bad Ragaz and Zürich. His signature restaurant, Schloss Schauenstein, located in a historic castle in Fürstenau, Switzerland, is bestowed with 3 Michelin stars and 19 Gault&Millau points. It appears in the "World's 50 Best Restaurants" list since 2011 and has won the Sustainable Restaurant Award in 2019. For his continued commitment as trainer and developer of successful gastronomic concepts, Andreas Caminada has received the Michelin Mentor Award in 2020.
The brainchild of Andreas Caminada, head chef of the internationally acclaimed 3-Michelin-starred restaurant Schloss Schauenstein in Switzerland, IGNIV Bangkok opened on October 9, 2020, with a sharing-style fine dining experience ideally suited to Thailand's vibrant capital.
Following the success of his first IGNIV restaurants in the Swiss Alps at St. Moritz and Bad Ragaz, both of which have recently been awarded two Michelin stars, the new gourmet nest will be the first addition to the IGNIV family outside Chef Andreas's native Switzerland.
"Bangkok is an amazing city! I love the deep connection it has with food, its rich culture and lively, bustling atmosphere - and Bangkok has become an internationally much regarded culinary hotspot in recent years. We successfully collaborated for our IGNIV pop-up tour in 2018. Now, we are extremely happy to open IGNIV Bangkok's new home here at The St. Regis Bangkok, where the fine dining sharing experience will charm its guests," said Andreas Caminada, Founding Chef of IGNIV Bangkok by Andreas Caminada.
IGNIV, meaning ‘nest' in Chef Andreas's mother tongue Romansh, will be a place to simultaneously escape from, and revel in the Thai capital's essence. The unique sharing concept aims to offer guests a culinary experience where one can connect not just with the food but with each other.
The omnipresent love for detail leads to a modern but cozy ambiance for the new IGNIV by Andreas Caminada in Bangkok, Thailand. With her unique sense of space and luxurious fabrics combined with colorful furniture, acclaimed Spanish interior designer Patricia Urquiola infuses IGNIV's typical nest atmosphere with the energy and essence of Bangkok to create a feeling of comfort for indoor, bar and outdoor areas which beautifully reflects the attributes of the nest character.
Designed by graphic designer, Remo Caminada also adds a touch of understated refinement. He used the simplest of design elements to create the logo: an oval and straight lines. At first glance it appears to be merely a muddle of lines and only becomes clear when one looks closely.