The design of Sway sought to create a unique communal dining experience highlighting the craft of the flavorful upscale Thai cuisine. The entry experience leads the visitor from a façade that is quite solid into an inward looking entry garden courtyard that is separated from the busy street by a screen of concrete masonry blocks turned on end. Once inside the garden the restaurant interior opens outward through a series of operable windows and a large glass and steel hydraulic hangar door. In contrast to the dark exterior, the interior glows with the warm colors of wood and brilliant yellow glazed tile. The dining room is a series of six oversized communal tables, designed to accommodate up to 16 people a piece, each anchored by an artful basket-like light fixture above. The kitchen was kept completely open, with seats along the edge, creating a theater-like atmosphere focusing around the preparation of the food.