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Gilles & Boissier designs Hakkasan restaurant in New York
French architect Gilles & Boissier has designed the Michelin starred restaurant Hakkasan New York in the US, whose design reflects the brand’s global philosophy.
The design has made subtle edits to the interior de´cor which includes a new motif and deep blue colour scheme with red and pink undertones, tailored to New York sensibilities.
Entry to Hakkasan is via a long, 80-¬foot corridor which is minimalist, opaque and plainly cast in marble. At the end of the corridor, a wooden cage has been featured which is animated from day till night by a multitude of ambience and action.
A modern hutong house containing a variety of spaces, linked together by a 60-¬foot long bar is the major element of the restaurant that is anchored by a metallic wall as its backdrop. The deep blue glass enveloping the kitchen acts as a lantern, emanating a halo of energy and humanity from beyond. When seen through the transparency of the wooden and marble panels of the cage, the imagery plays like dentelle lace on a sensual body, a feminine sensation mixing with the strong and massive architecture.
Blue and red-hued frosted glass, semi-transparent glass, and mirrors are installed throughout the space. The restaurant also offers 100% natural beeswax, organic aromatherapy Luxe Ylang Ylang candles that provide scents, along with Maroma (jasmine) incense sticks with natural essential oils from India.
The marble at the Hakkasan was sourced from a single block in a quarry in Carrara, Italy and fabricated by Artisan Stoneworks. The restaurant’s stone Ling Ling screens and other stone features are produced from 4,885 feet of Calacatta finished marble slabs, carved by a water jet machine. The millwork was made using machining and hours of shaping, sanding and finishing. The restaurant’s signature cage is sourced from white oak harvested in Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.
The restaurant spans over 11,000 square feet and can accommodate 200 guests with semi-private dining areas available for groups between 15-¬30 people.
Hakkasan was founded in London in 2001, and has now established itself as one of the most successful modern Chinese restaurant concepts to become a worldwide fine-dining brand. Locations include London Hanway Place, London Mayfair, Miami, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, Dubai, San Francisco and New York. The Hakkasan group is owned by Abu Dhabi’s property investment company Tasameem.
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