GLAMOUR + INDUSTRIAL FRAMEWORK = LUXURIOUS DINING ATMOSPHERE
When it opened in 2009, the Italian-Mediterranean restaurant Travertine was the first New York venture for a restaurant-pedigreed, Australian, sister-brother team.
With demolition and structural upgrades already underway, our work began by rapidly synthesizing the physical space with the clients' inspirations to establish a cohesive aesthetic direction. An industrial framework of exposed brick, iron and raw wood was offset by strategically placed, luxurious accents of crystal, glass, marble and velvet.
To elicit a palpable urban ambiance, we utilized reflective surfaces and sparkling materials to capture light and activity from the street and amplify it within the restaurant. We developed multiple custom fixtures to embellish the look and efficiency of various operational components. Throughout the construction process, we refocused our design efforts on a weekly basis to provide the greatest impact on the overall project.
Lauded in reviews for its elegant decor and congenial dining atmosphere, this restaurant was a pioneer in the evolution of it's Lower East Side pocket neighborhood.