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case study: hospitality
by ingrid spencer
jack dusty, ritz-carlton, sarasota, fla.
By the Seashore
problem: A fve-star hotel's Palladian-style restaurant was stufy, formal, and underused.
solution: Transform the spaces into a welcoming, casually elegant dining experience that
appeals to locals and visiting guests alike with wood, comfortable furniture, and sculptural,
think nautical-themed hotel restau-
rant, and a few less-than-complimentary
images are easily conjured-Pirates of the
Caribbean or the standard portholes and
giant anchors. In Sarasota, Florida, the RitzCarlton's new 7,500-square-foot bayside
restaurant Jack Dusty throws all the stereotypes, pardon the expression, overboard.
The solemn white-tablecloth restaurant that
previously occupied this site made way for a
fexible, casual yet elegant dining space where
maritime meets modern, courtesy of EDG
Interior Architecture + Design.
The day at Jack Dusty begins at a graband-go area marked by an American whiteoak breakfast wall that later slides away
to reveal a cocktail lounge adjacent to the
dining zone. "Today's guests want food and
beverages integrated into their lifestyle," says
Jennifer Johanson, design principal at San
Francisco-based EDG, which devised not only
the concept and design but also the graphics
and even the leather-strapped denim aprons
worn by waitstaf. "Guests don't want to stay
in their rooms until dinner anymore-they
want to hang out in social spots."
Other maritime hints include warm oak
paneling with niches that highlight art and
artifacts, brass net-like elements hanging
from the ceiling, a neutral beach-evoking palette, a sculptural plaster wall reminiscent of
rolling sand dunes, and panels wrapped with
repurposed canvas from antique sails. And
residential elements such as linen-shaded
lamps and picnic-style, criss-cross-legged
tables in the lounge "harken back to a seaside
cottage, but with clean, modern detailing,"
says Johanson. While none of the decor
resembles the more patrician style of the
hotel itself, all of it celebrates the nearness
of the bay and the barrier islands through
design, views, and a seafood-focused menu.
Architecture + Design
Stone mosaic tile
The 30mm motherof-pearl tiles clad the
seafood counter to
create a shimmering
in this project
The Spanish company
makes tiles of several
materials that can
also be used for
fooring and furniture.
price range $$
Oak paneling, marble
counters, and mosaic
tiles are unifed by a
ceiling installation of
mesh petals by Yellow
$ = value, $$ = mid-range, $$$ = high-end
manufacturer: Neidhardt Lighting
performance: Pleated linen-shade lamps
with brushed bronze metal accents lend a
soft, residential feel to the dining room. The
lamp difusers are acrylic.
price range: $$
applications: The 15-inch-diameter
lamps with 35-inch drop use 92-watt frosted
incandescent bulbs to provide enough light
for reading menus. These lamps work well in
a variety of hospitality settings.
Woodwork of Montana
performance: Wire-brushed plain sliced
American white oak panels are ofered in a
variety of thicknesses.
price range: $$
applications: The very durable,
sustainable domestic hardwood used here
clads walls and movable partitions and brings
a warmth to walls in hospitality or retail
manufacturer: Eclipse Design
performance: The custom decorative
manufacturer: Moss & Lam
performance: Bringing to mind moving
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screen is powdercoated steel in "tomic
black." The circles are part of a laser-cut sheet
welded into a tubular steel framework that
provides a wire chase for low-voltage wiring.
price range: $$
applications: Typically used in hospitality
or commercial ofce environments, as a
common-area decorative accent.
water or shifting sands, the wall composition
(also shown opposite) was hand carved
in high-density, fre-rated foam panels,
with plaster layers added to give it a softer,
price range: $$$
applications: Suitable for walls or ceilings
of hospitality environments, the panels are
created in Moss & Lam's Toronto studio.
= eco-friendly attributes
photo credit: don riddle
custom shaded lamp
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Snap - November/December 2013
Snap - November/december 2013
Dekton on Deck
Case Study: Hospitality
Daylight & Sun Control
Glass & Glazing
Product Focus: Glass & Glazing
Green Product Roundup
Made in the USA
Making Sense of the New Leed
Live & Learn: Ceu Courses
The Sweets Spot
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