Despite the ubiquity of South Asian cuisine in New York and the United States, Manhattan high-end restaurateurs had previously turned a blind eye to this food-type.
Method Design worked alongside award winning chefs and the restaurateur family to develop their first flagship fine dining restaurant to take on this problem. The result was the gourmet Indian restaurant, Tapestry.
The design fed on the owners and chef’s notion of the layered depth of South Asian cuisine as it relates to Indian cultural practices on weaving. Architecturally, layers of light, space, material and details intertwined to create a rich and dense environment for enjoying refined cuisine. The organization, materiality, and lighting of this West Village location lives on with subsequent iterations and chefs, first as the celebrated Rahi, then finally the Michelin star winning Semma.
The design grew on the chef’s notion of the layered depth of southeast Asian cuisine and the cultural practices of weaving, where layers of light, space, and material create a rich environment