Photography: VISUALHOUSE

One of the most meaningful ways to connect with people is through food.

One of Chef Thomas Keller’s newest restaurants, which serves refined and reimagined Continental cuisine, was designed by David Collins Studio. Keller is acclaimed for his high standards and currently holds seven Michelin stars.

Ros Keet, Associate Director at David Collins Studio and one of the lead designers on the project says, “The brief was to evoke Keller’s childhood memories of spending time in incredible restaurants. We looked at bringing aspects of Mid-century American design into a contemporary setting.”

The design has the hallmarks of David Collins Studio design (glamour, texture, drama) but an added depth of soul comes from the inclusion of a 30ft mural by decorative artist Dean Barger. It greets you as you walk in, leads you up the stairs and into the main room.

“A great meal is not one that just fills you up—a great meal is a journey that returns you to sources of pleasure you may have forgotten and takes you places you haven’t been,” says Keller.