Pisco y Nazca Gastrobar
Pisco Y Nazca is a vibrant new Peruvian cuisine concept coming to the greater Miami restaurant scene. This new restaurant will explore the diverse flavors of the Peruvian pantry with an emphasis on seafood driven dishes. The name is derived from the colloquial Peruvian saying “entre Pisco y Nazca”, which translates directly to “having a night of conviviality”, and celebrates the two historic towns of Pisco and Nazca. The overall design and brand identity are a modern revival of Peruvian culture and landscape. The octopus logo is a simple, elegant representation of Pisco Y Nazca’s seafood forward menu displayed in the graphic style of Peru’s famous “Nazca lines”.
Photography By: Elizabeth Renfrow
Glass & Vine
Coconut Grove, FL.
Glasshouse restaurant will be a significant factor in the revitalization of Peacock Park in Coconut Grove Florida. This new venture will feature an upscale yet approachable dining experience with 180 dining seats including an indoor/outdoor bar. The main dining room also features an exposed pick-up counter where patrons can interact with the chefs and grab to-go items. The garden style outdoor dining patio will invite guests who either currently use the park or are tourists to the area. The design concept has taken into close consideration that this is a historic site, and has carefully transformed a building that has needed a revitalization for quite some time, all while still complementing the park’s existing landscape. Instead of chopping away at the natural greenery surrounding the building, the design team has chosen to appreciate it and allow for it to wrap onto the roof line, so the building feels uniform to the nature of the park.
Photography By: Grove Bay Hospitality Group
The concept for the new Bulla restaurant is a Gastrobar serving traditional style Spanish tapas in a warm and energetic space. The large central bar provides an exciting focal point for guests to gather and enjoy the extensive display of beer, wine and spirits.
Bulla’s furniture and finishes were inspired by Mediterranean architecture and hints of industrial undertones to create a comfortable modern feeling. The seating on the first level is elevated to bar height to provide a uniform dining and bar experience, while the second level provides a quieter intimate dining setting. The textures and patterns throughout the restaurant invoke elements of Spanish tradition with modern details. Through the use of a palette with warm rust tones, dark and light woods, rich leather and deep blue accents the space transforms into a sophisticated environment for the guest.
Rock & Reilly’s
New York City, NY
An upscale gastropub designed by New York City design firm Celano Design Studio, Rock & Reilly’s invokes the communal spirit of an Irish pub infused with a hip East Coast style. Encompassing 10,000 square-feet, the expansive venue includes an 8,000 square-foot terrace with a retractable roof. The largest of its kind in New York City, the patio will be one of the most sought after escapes in the Garment District. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, locals and tourists will enjoy great food amidst expansive views of the city mentions Celano.
The interior design takes inspiration from the Rock & Reilly’s brand story, this includes the artwork, decorative displays and finishes such as dark wood, brass accents, distressed metal, exposed brick, custom decorative concrete tile. The main space includes high-backed booths and three handcrafted feature bars, all lit by classic hanging Edison bulbs, and decorative custom fixtures that create the feel of a Prohibition-era speakeasy. “The Rock & Reilly photos and art directed tag lines throughout the space such as “sobriety is the lull between whiskeys” bring forward the Reilly’s story with a layer of rock and roll influence”.
Photography By: Oleg March Photography
The Harbour Coconut Grove
Coral Gables, FL
The Harbour Coconut Grove is a brand new construction development located at Dinner Key in Miami’s historic coconut grove. Working in collaboration with architecture firm Arquitectonica, Celano Design Studio was tasked with developing interior design and branding concepts for four separate restaurants. Slated to open in 2017.
Architect of Record: Arquitectonica
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco’s own Chris Cosentino has paired up with Celano Design to create his unconventional restaurant venture, Cockscomb. Located at 564 Fourth Street in the heart of San Francisco, guests can find a creative, unique experience while enjoying great local eats. The creative concept combines Chris’ eccentric personality with an approachable dining and bar experience. The restaurant features collections of some of Chris’ favored items, such as sculptures, bike materials, taxidermy, and graffiti inspired artwork. Design elements include; reclaimed wood planking, patterned ceramic tile flooring, concrete walls, while adding pops of color to create a warm and inviting space. Industrial accents can also be found in the custom metal light fixtures throughout the restaurant, made from re-purposed items such as bike chains and lawn mower handles.
Photography By: Patricia Chang
Celano Design Studio’s design team brings forward a sleek but warm feel in a casual setting incorporating modern and rustic elements with some traditional Mexican accents. The design tries to define its creative sensibility so to reflect its clientele and the seasonal fresh and colorful ingredients brought forward and on display defining the Mexican Deli concept. The overall design was inspired by the food concept from the Sandoval brothers; a mash-up of Mexican-American street food meets deli counter.
Photography By: Barry Brecheisen
Reminiscent of a classic beer hall with grungy yet warming design elements, the recently open space from Mercadito Hospitality will don communal tables, thick overhead beams, and plaster artwork. The design team created a concrete bar in the center of the space inspired by items like turn-of-the-century European copper taps. Guests will get to dine at Viking-esque long tables and benches and enjoy a “showcase room” with a jukebox and high-top and communal tables. Another highlight: a changeable menu board that doubles as a movable piece of art.
Photography by: Tim Hara
America Eats Tavern at The Ritz-Carlton
Tysons Corner, VA
Collaborating with José Andrés and the ThinkFoodGroup team, Celano Design Studio was selected to craft an engaging space reflecting José’s energetic and edgy approach to cuisine. Located at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Tysons Corner VA, guests can find a fun, American, fine dining experience, that is also approachable and casual. The layout includes a classic 65-seat main dining room with colonial features, a warm and inviting 10-seat bar, a private dining room with an eclectic assortment of decorative accessories and art, and an open kitchen with excerpts of the U.S. Constitution as graphic art on the walls. The design concept blends modern features as well as rustic accents in furniture and materials, such as brick walls and reclaimed oak wood beams.
Veronica Bruno and Ken Wyner
Architect of Record:
Howell Belanger Castelli Architects
Jeffrey Nathan Lighting Design