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Cafe Mars

In Progress

A whimsical aesthetic supports fine dining at this Gowanus restaurant.

Overview

Imbued with whimsy and playfulness at its core, the design for Cafe Mars, the vision of chefs Paul D’Avino and Jorge Olarte, takes its lead from a simple prompt - what does it mean to be an “unusual Italian restaurant”? The bright color palette, soft curves, and textural transitions are grounded by a central bar and kitchen space, clad in warm and inviting wood paneling. The effect is a culinary atmosphere that is at once fanciful and comforting, transportive and familiar.

Services

Architecture,  Design

Location

Brooklyn, NY

Client

Private Client

Status

In construction
anticipated completion 2023

Type

Restaurant, Commercial

Collaborators

Department of Approvals  —  MEP Engineering
Blue Sky Design  —  Structural Engineering
Rusk  —  Construction Management