Gato, New York by David Rockwell

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

David Rockwell has designed the interiors, lighting, furniture and fixtures for Gato, a new bar and restaurant in Manhattan by chef Bobby Flay.

Inspired by Flay's Mediterranean-influenced menu and the original architectural details of the Renaissance Revival building, Rockwood has used reclaimed materials and a bold colour palette of mid-tone blues, warm browns and burnt orange throughout the space.

Key features include the original cast iron columns, exposed brickwork, custom-designed ceramic tiled floors, walnut dining tables and bentwood bistro seating.

Made of solid teak and dark textured wood with a glass and wood shelving system suspended above it, the island bar in the middle of the restaurant creates a focal point for the interior.

A 12-seat lounge, banquettes and informal bar seating complement the 117-seat main dining room, providing a mixture of ambiences for guests.

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