The Artful Life: 6 Things Galerie Editors Love This Week

The new restaurant 53 in midtown New York has been creating waves not only with its wildly delicious take on Asian cuisine but for its singular approach to art and design as well. Designed by ICRAVE, the multi-level fine dining mecca located in the base of the 82-story tower by architect Jean Nouvel at 53 West 53rd Street makes a bold statement with a sculptural series of sweeping blades that define its look. While this grand gesture, created to evoke the element of chi moving through the space, may turn heads, it’s the more subtle design details that harmonize the 11,000-square-foot space. Take, for instance, the subtle beauty of the watercolor-inspired carpets by Fort Street Studio or the mesmerizing, rippled glass disc by Thinkglass behind the bar. Living up to its location adjoining the Modern Museum of Art, 53 also features a selection of rotating artworks, launching with pieces by artist Jorge Pardo followed by Ross Bleckner, curated by Petzel Gallery. Of course, this being a restaurant in the illustrious Altamarea Group, which includes Italian destinations Marea and Ai Fiori, the cuisine is just as spectacular as the setting. Singaporean chef Akmal Anuar, who launched Asian restaurants 3 Fils and 11 Woodfire in Dubai, has curated a menu that has the power to not be outshined by its spectacular setting....READ MORE

Author: Jacqueline Terrebonne
Design By: Icrave
Photo By: Eric Laignel
September, 2022
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