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Buddha-Bar New York

  • Prize
    Interior Design of the Year - Eating Space
  • Company/Firm
    Yod Group
  • Lead Designer
    Volodymyr Nepyivoda
  • Lead Designer(Other)
    Dmytro Bonesko, Maxim Netreba, Serhiy Andrienko
  • Photo Credit
    Andriy Bezuglov
  • Location
    62 Thomas Street in New York (USA)
  • Project Date
    July 2021
  • Architect
    Volodymyr Nepyivoda
  • Interior Designer
    Dmytro Bonesko
  • Hospitality
    Buddha-Bar chain
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Buddha-Bar New York is a two-story restaurant featuring Asian cuisine based in the Tribeca neighborhood in Manhattan. The main idea of the project is reincarnation. We expressed it in the rebirth of materials, space, and the big brand that history had begun from the opening of the first Buddha-Bar in Paris back in 1996.
We placed a 4,5 meters high glass statue of Buddha next to the entrance in the most spacious hall. We stepped out from the idea of a deity made of some yellow metal to add some futuristic mood there. It is a parametric sculpture from almost 1000 flat elements. 3-dimensional digital art projection creates the illusion of the hologram.
The large-scale metal pendant lights in the main dining room have an oriental mood but at the same time resemble some drones from coming times that are silently hanging in the air.
The interior in grays, browns, blues colors blends modern design with the building’s original vibe. We expressed the reincarnation topic by the interior details. Such as timber that aged 800-4000 years old and dried plants. Cast-iron columns, building’s original beams as well as screens made from steel bars touch on the age of the industrial boom in New York