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.”



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Scott Frances

Studio Dubuisson