Saison - Creative Direction
Creative direction & design for Saison, a year at The French Cafe.
Saison is a tactile journey through the seasons with chef, Simon Wright. Over 80 dishes, are arranged into 12 degustation journeys, one per month. Recipes follow in separate sections. Often they are a collection of many parts. Like a reference library of sorts they are ‘wrapped’ within die cut tip ins, whose lattice pattern is based on cabinetry within the restaurant.
The cover features the designs created for the restaurant's interior and which inspired a series of watercolours for the opening chapter.
Saison was awarded Gold, Editorial & Books at the 2015 Best Design Awards, Highly commended PANZ Book Design Awards 2015, NZ Herald Canvas Book of the Year 2014, NZ Winner French Cuisine Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2014.