Here at Surface Inc we were really excited to hear about the use of translucent wood in the Wright Restaurant at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.
Designed by Andre Kikoski Architects in collaboration with artist Liam Gillick, the 1,600 square foot space features a metalwork and Corian bar, illuminated planes of woven texture and a magnificent, curvilinear bar of walnut Luminoso.
21 square metres of walnut Luminoso was used in the installation which was completed in January 2010.
According to Andre Kikoski; “the closer you look at the material, the better it gets….. it’s amazing close-up.”
You can’t get higher praise than that for this beautiful and multiple award winning material!
The Wright Restaurant at the Guggenheim has won many awards and fantastic reviews since opening, including ‘Best of the Year’ from Interior Design Magazine and ‘Outstanding Restaurant Design’ from the James Beard Foundation.
The New York Times said ‘The Wright at the Guggenheim is striking, visually impressive and elegant.’