Lunch Box

Turkey


Plaster Isik Dekorasyon Ins. Tur. San. ve Tic. Ltd. Sti.

Lunch Box is a restaurant in Mix Kayseri AVM, one of the newest shopping malls in the city of Kayseri, which is a franchise of Lunch Box Group with 11 others in Istanbul. It offers both indoor and outdoor seating for approximately 150 people and serves food from a variety of cuisines. Isik Dekorasyon managed to complete the desired challenging molding application cast manually with a local handmade device using Rigips Plaster of Paris. In terms of finishing, it was the contractor’s innovative solution to apply a mixture of Rigips Satin Plaster and Rigips Joint Filler to improve the integrity of the finishing which prevented cracks and led to lighter walls.

Key Achievements

  • Good cooperation between the plaster and plasterboard teams working simultaneously
  • Good example of a molding application where the moldings were precast with a handmade device
  • Innovative solution for faster, smoother, lighter and crack-free finishing by applying a mixture of satin plaster and joint filler

Key Challenges

- Convincing the customer to use plaster for the molding application instead of wood or polystyrene since the plaster would result in a much better quality
- Uneven surfaces from the existing construction requiring more material and better workmanship
- Having to produce molding pieces with the exact same radius and measurement for them to fit together perfectly
- Using galvanized profiles for the ceiling construction where hollow sections were imposed and used in all the other restaurants/shops in the mall

Stakeholders

Building owner: Gulce Ozturk
Architect: Ali Nejat Sert
Main contractor: Isik Dekorasyon Ins. Tur. San. ve Tic. Ltd. Sti.
Photographer: Ferhat Isik
Saint-Gobain Team: Emin Aytac Benliay

Contractor

Isik Dekorasyon Ins. Tur. San. ve Tic. Ltd. Sti.

Murat Isik started his business on mosque ornamentation and window profiles in the early 90s. In 1998, he founded his private company, Isik Dekorasyon, in Kayseri. He then extended the scope of it, collaborated with his brother Ferhat Isik, and transformed it into a family company in 2001. Isik Dekorasyon grabbed attention of the people in Kayseri in a very short time by its challenging suspended ceiling solutions and cornice plaster applications. From there the company got involved in hundreds of projects including hospitals, offices, restaurants and residences. The company developed the first precast cornice plaster applications in the region. They also distribute a wide range of insulation materials and construction chemicals.