ZAAP Thai

Fabulous theming in exciting new restaurant chain

Paragon has completed theming and fitout work on ZAAP Thai Nottingham, the second in a growing chain of uniquely themed, street food style Thai restaurants, which aim to replicate a stylish Thai street scene as a backdrop to enjoying authentic cuisine.

Paragon Creative was approached to create a highly detailed themed train front intended to act as a unique feature to the new restaurant. The design is based on the typical passenger and freight trains that pass through the markets in Bangkok, which often are set up literally on the tracks. Paragon created the main structure of the train front in timber before this was scenically treated to create a highly realistic metallic finish. Additional detail was added to make the lights and windscreen wipers flash and move. The train was designed so that visitors will be able to climb on board creating a fun photo opportunity.

Paragon Creative was also responsible for additional theming and fit-out within the restaurant to re-create the surrounding ‘market’ environment as well as a stylish backdrop behind the train. The train had an incredibly quick turnaround, being built and installed in under six weeks and now sits proudly as a fantastic addition to this quirky and fun restaurant

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STAFF FOCUS: Tim DeCoste, Interactives Workshop Manager

Q: Name?
A: Tim DeCoste but they call me moose now there’s four Tims.

Q: What and where did you study?
A: Seaquam secondary school in my motherland of Canada. University didn’t seem challenging enough so I went to major in waterparks abroad.

Q: How long have you worked at Paragon Creative?
A: 3 years this month.

Q: What development / training have you undertaken since joining the team?
A: IOSH managing safely and the ever-important manual handling and fire warden training. And of course the sage mentoring of Jon Myers (Operations Director) and Chris Nuttall (Technical Director).

Q: Favourite Project to work on and why?
A: Dig It Dubai Springs. It was an achievable project that has resulted in a great success which is always a boost knowing the work our department put in to it, I’m sure others did OK as well. I also got to be involved in the installation, something I don’t often get to be a part of, luckily I still have my old work boots so I almost blended in seamlessly if not for my eloquent speaking and perfect hair.

Q: What do you like about working at Paragon?
A: Everyday poses a new challenge. It’s also close to home so that’s nice.

Q: Dream project to work on?
A: If we could do something ice hockey or maple syrup based I’d be very much in my comfort zone.

Q: What does your department do?
A: Builds big toys!
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Moose!!

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Go moose eh 🤙

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No dad !!! Don’t make me wear it !!

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Moose? You'll always be Diego to me

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