Toby's Estate Vanderbilt
Urban Space

     We've designed a stunning espresso counter with a full fledged support bar to give our client the tools & the looks to handle the overwhelming Grand Central foot traffic! (think flocking herds)  

    Our design was inspired by the image of a "gulet" which is a typical wooden Mediterranean sail boat, cruising along the shore at a tranquil sunset. The warm colors of the ceiling were balanced with cool cuban tiles on the floor, evoking the constant interplay of blazing sun & the cool sea, which is the quintessential aura of the Mediterranean shores. To resolve the 22' high ceiling problem, we designed walnut light boxes, hovering over the space creating an elegant landscape with red marine ropes; this is where our sailboat comes alive.

Design principal

Selim Vural, AIA

Year

Phase

Completed