Boutique Design Award, Best dramatic space and Best Restaurant
Gold Key Award, Finalist
AIA LA Restaurant Design Award, People´s Choice Award
AIA LA Restaurant Design Award, Finalist
Contractworld Award, Shortlist
An enticing canyoning landscape is generated through undulating striations of seating, layered wall and bar, utilizing the generous 19” height capacity to produce a telescopic effect in depth.
The horizontal layers are peeled from one another, creating variation in patterning, cantilevering and velocity. This effect forms a visible invitation to the space, drawing the visitor in, and gradually frames multiple spatial readings, keeping the guest inside.
The canyon wall is embedded with a lighting effect which reveals a random pixelated pattern once one has journeyed inside the restaurant and looks back out from the interior of the restaurant.
In order to create a dense and consistent atmospheric intensity, GRAFT chose quarter-figured African mahogany wood paneling for the layered canyon, giving both warmth to the space and translating the canyon feel into a contemporary formal solution.