Though he and his business have roots in New York City, Vincent Celano, founder and principal of Celano Design Studio, finds inspiration in the culture and spirit of Miami and incorporates those elements into his restaurant designs.
“Miami and South Florida have become a testing ground for restaurants,” he told MRM magazine. “They can tap into the energy before going national and there’s space, more landscape to discover how a food concept might translate up north.”
After graduating from Pratt Institute with a degree in architecture, Celano headed design and management of projects for Rockwell Group, Jeffrey Beers International, and ICRAVE, among others before branching out on his own in 2013. The studio advises on a host of services including design, architecture, branding and graphics for a roster of hotel, nightclub, restaurant and bar clients such as W Hotels and Resorts, Rosa Mexicano, Mohegan Sun and Mercadito Hospitality.
The design industry is not just picking colors, but understanding the flow of business and choreographing an experience.
Projects Celano and his team have designed include:
Pisco Y Nazca, Miami
Bulla Gastropubs, Miami
Coconut Grove’s Glass & Vine,
Buddy V’s Ristorante, Las Vegas, and Bethlehem, PA
The Hamilton, Allentown, PA
Cockscomb, San Francisco
Duke University West Campus Union, Durham, NC
Rock & Reilly’s, New York, NY