Kikoski wins Restaurant Award
Friday 04 Jun 2010

 

Andre Kikoski Architects have been awarded the James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Restaurant Design after their design for The Wright at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, with the New York Times stating 'The Wright at the Guggenheim is striking, impressive visually and elegant'. The 1,600 sq ft space is a testament to Kikoski’s inventive, dramatic style, fusing sculptural elements with tactile materials based on Wright’s underlying geometrics.

Andre Kikoski said: “It was both an incredible honour and an exhilarating challenge to work within Wright’s iconic building. We chose materials and colours for these dynamic forms that are restrained and elegant.” The design features include: a curvilinear wall of walnut layered with illuminated fibre-optics; a bar clad in a shimmering skin of innovative custom metalwork and topped in seamless white Corian; a sweeping banquette with vivid blue leather seating backed by illuminated planes of woven grey texture; and a layered ceiling canopy of taut white membrane.

The firm has been named as one of "Ten Young Firms to Keep an Eye On" by Oculus, the AIA New York Chapter magazine, and one of "The New Garde of Ten Designers To Watch," by New York Magazine.

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