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Jean Georges Vongerichten’s restaurant serves up Southeast Asian cuisine in a uniquely modern atmosphere. Evocative of a gallery space, light coruscates through large bay windows in the day. At night, the mood is created by four different types of light sources, including ones embedded in architectural elements used as reflectors and diffusers, large silk glowing fixtures half-recessed in the ceiling, an intimate series of floor-lamps providing soft light, and accent lighting creating a dynamic layered screen-like effect. Chef and owner Vongerichten explains that “in my field, feeling good in one’s space is of the utmost importance, and Hervé has shown me how to achieve this every time.”


Location New York, NY, USA
Date Completed 2002
Architect Richard Meier & Partners Architects LLP
Client Jean-Georges Management
Type Hospitality
Status Built
Press Vanity Fair, Dec 2003
Photo Credits Scott Frances