ALAIN DUCASSE RESTAURANT
Project Name / 項目名稱：Alain Ducasse Restaurant Location
Location / 地點：New York, NY Area
Area / 面積：230m2
Client / 業主：Alain Ducasse,Starwood Hotels and Resorts Design Company
Design Company / 設計公司：Rockwell Group
受到閱覽室的設計啟發，擁有 72 個座位的主餐廳由大量的葡萄酒環繞。這些美酒擺放在一個能控制溫度的大型櫃子中，作為陳設點綴房屋的設計。設計利用了新古典的設計理念：為現存的建築表面覆上一層淡紫色的金屬薄薄片，表面有一層透明的藝術玻璃，嵌入一種抽象的葡萄藤樣式的圖案，這是由當地藝術家 Casey Maher 設計而成的。
餐廳內有四個醒酒點，設置在空間的轉角處。這些專門設計的醒酒點由一張長長的曲線形桌子組成，一側有一盞燈，另一側是一個裝葡萄酒 容器。在這裡客人可以親眼目睹酒侍的備酒過程。主餐廳後是三個雅間一Left Bank，Right Bank 和 River Room。Left Bank和Right Bank都是橢圓形房子，有反光天花板和由針織物覆蓋的牆面，每個房間裡能容納 12 個人用餐。這兩間屋子位於相對的兩個屋角，由River Room連接。River Room 是一個矩形的房間。這三間屋子外有一副很大的壁畫，是享有盛譽的紐約藝術家 Nancy Lorenz 繪製。壁畫描繪的是廚師的出生地 Ducasse 附近的阿杜爾河，金色、淡紫色的色調與內嵌的珍珠和諧統一。
主餐廳一側是一個雅間，能容納 12 人。此房間內裝有一張 3 米多長的餐桌，上面鋪有山羊皮。餐桌上有一個帶金色斑點的玻璃球狀裝置，該設置由藝術家Ken Gangbar設計。
此外，還有 50 個皮革覆蓋表面的私人「酒窖」每一個能裝 12 瓶酒和製酒輔料。「酒窖」所有者會用一個特定的小冊子記錄下儲藏的酒品，並且保存那些寶貴的葡萄酒標籤。
The projection system beams a rosette-shaped icon on surface of the bar. Guests simply draw their hand across the bar and the program responds to their movement. The rosette icon opens up to display petals. Each petal is designated with a topic related to the wine’s essentials including origin (i.e., country map, region map, sub-region map), varietals, producer, tasting hues and elements.
Adour features two tasting lounges with banquette seating and low bronze tables with goatskin surfaces, allowing small groups to have wine tastings. The tasting lounges, which are located to the side of the main dining room, have simple and elegant vitrine-like windows that open up the space to Astor Court.
Main Dining Area
Inspired by a library reading room, the 72-seat main dining area is surrounded by the restaurant’s extensive collection of wine displayed in temperature-controlled armoires that will also help define the space. The design plays on the old and the new: the existing architecture is covered in lavender leaf and sheathed in a backlit translucent seeded glass veil embedded with an abstract grapevine pattern by Casey Maher, a local artist. Furnishings are upholstered in wine-colored leather.
In the center of the room, custom plum-colored Murano chandelier by the Italian manufacturer Barovier is suspended above a champagne-hued illuminated glass table. `The dining room has four decanting stations, one at each corner. The custom-designed stations are comprised of a long curved table with a lamp on one end and an uplit recessed glass wine bucket on opposite end. The stations will allow guests to witness the sommelier’s process of preparing wine for serving.
The back of the main dining area features three small private dining rooms – the Left Bank, Right Bank and River Room. The Left Bank and Right Bank are oval-shaped rooms with mirrored ceilings and fabric covered walls that seat 12 guests each.
The two roomsare located at opposite corners and are joined by the River Room, a rectangular dining room. The three rooms are visually linked by a large five panel mural by the acclaimed New York artist Nancy Lorenz. The mural depicts the Adour River, which is located near the birthplace of Chef Ducasse, in lustrous gold and lavender tones with inlaid mother of pearl detailing.
Private Vault Room
Located off to the side of the main dining room is the Private Vault Room, a private dining space that seats up to 12 guests. The room will feature an 11-foot-long dining table with a parchment goatskin tabletop. The dining table will be shrouded by an installation of gold flecked glass spheres by artist Ken Gangbar. In addition, there will be 50 leather-covered personal wine vaults. Each locker provides storage for up to 12 bottles (or 6 magnums) of wine and wine accessories. Vault owners will be given a custom designed album to record and preserve their cherished wine labels.