cHerry restaurant

New York, 2013


The neon red sign that lures one to descend a set of stairs into the unexpected space that embraces one in velvet is Cherry - the latest addition to the Dream Hotel downtown New York City.  Studio Gaia was commissioned this project  to conceptually infuse a French-Japanese style restaurant, allowing for the experience to envelopthe guest in an unprecedented manner.  The whimsical juxtaposition of the rich space cloaked with velvet and the nature of vibrant sushi yields a kinetic energy through the restaurant, while the subtle geisha images throughout the space compliment the energy, leaving the contrasted concept with a steady appetite to lounge a little longer.