The Manhattan-based design studio of ICRAVE created several restaurants for STK starting with one in the Meatpacking District in New York and ever since they tried to alter the perception we have of a steakhouse with challenging innovations and interactions.
Usually these venues are bombarded with macho motifs but ICRAVE wanted them to become something quite different, with the contemporary aesthetics blending into a warm and inviting restaurant. The project they designed in the Grace Building tries to continue the building design inside the restaurant and also offer the firm’s signature to the place.
The concave form of the building and its innovation when it was built in 1974 provided the inspiration to the restaurant designers so that they used the same Travertine as the one from the façade for the lobby and main bar, while the illumination tries to imitate the street lamps to offer the impression of being on a terrace or somewhere outside.
The ceiling takes its curves from the ones of the building and offers the same idea as the frontal colonnade of the Grace building.