"It's a really interesting space," says Will Meyer of New York-
based Meyer Davis Studio, who, along with partner Gray Davis,
was tapped to create chef Ford Fry's St. Cecilia in Atlanta. The
restaurant, housed in a three-story space in an office building across
from shopping center Phipps Plaza, is on a prominent corner that
posed more than a few obstacles for the designers. "There is not a
straight wall in the place," explains Davis. "We're not really known
for designing a whole lot of curves into our projects, but we had to
work with it."
The interesting architecture lended itself to the restaurant's
design inspiration: a traveler's journey up the coast of Italy. "What
drove this project was the idea of collage and more is more is more,"
says Meyer. "We took the cuisine of this coastal Italian idea and
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