The Partners

Ann and Tarique Ahmed

The Spot

A former neighborhood restaurant in South Minneapolis

The Work

Develop a new restaurant concept and design to bring a Southeast Asian resort-like feel to the heart of the city in Chef Ann’s third restaurant venture

The Scene

Light, airy, and the epitome of indoor/outdoor living, Khâluna is the true embodiment of the love and warmth that Chef Ann puts into her dishes. A curated market of Laotian goods from her home country, a teaching kitchen and private dining space, and expansive multi-season patio round out the luxurious, escapist restaurant.


  • Operable doors to blend restaurant and patio
  • Multi-season outdoor space
  • Brand and collateral design by Shea
  • Oversize custom lighting
  • Shop with custom merchandising
  • Teaching kitchen

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