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The clubby Greenwich Village townhouse
where former New York hotspot the Lion was
located is now light and airy, illuminating the
modern narrative local firm Dutch East Design
wove for the Apicii Group's namesake location,
Casa Apicii.
Still, the 19th-century building served
as a powerful guide for the seasonal Italian
restaurant (a collaboration between chef Casey
Lane of Los Angeles' Tasting Room and A
Voce alum chef Adam Nadel), with many
of its existing details in need of only minor
modification. "There was always a sense of awe
when one walked into the dining room," says
partner Larah Moravek. "The vaulted ceiling
and historic oval skylight, which are extremely
rare to find in New York, gave us an amazing
starting point."
Mirrors incorporated into paneling line
the perimeter, creating a provocative sense
of discovery for diners. A series of golden,
spherical chandeliers can be glimpsed in them,
"bringing the light levels lower than the ceiling
to ensure guests feel nestled into the space,"
explains William Oberlin, a partner of the New
York-based firm. These fixtures complement
the vintage pendants fashioned from copper and
cast glass hanging over the main bar, a muted
contrast to the bright, Campari-red stairwell
that leads to Bar Fortuna above, a cozy libraryinspired space wrapped in bookshelves, and
complete with a fireplace, backgammon table,
and a separate private dining room.
Like the lighting, furniture selections
conjure curved profiles and luxe textures.
Seating, for instance, mixes a Gubi Beetle
statement piece with chairs done in emerald
velvet and brass as well as mustard-hued ones
with black piping. Quilted leather and brassinlaid woods nod to circa-1960s mod fashion
and the classic speedboats and automobiles
synonymous with Italy's breezy glamour.
Ensuring patrons "wouldn't feel lost and
that the dining room was sufficiently grounded,"
partner Fiona Sanipelli says the team crafted
a quartet of large stone tables flaunting subtle
wood details that are placed in the four
corners as anchors. Seemingly an oasis, the
bar finds unity through the re-stained floor,
which doubles, adds Sanipelli, as Casa Apicii's
"continuous thread."
dutcheastdesign.com; casaapicii.com

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Hospitality Design - November 2016
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From the Editor
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Perspectives
Memoir
Places Tel Aviv
Places Jason’s Picks
5 Questions for John Mcdonald
Products
Profile Jono Pandolfi
Lighting
Seating
Wallcoverings
The New Icons
Ad Index
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