Happy’s Bar and Kitchen
Client: Good Essen LLC
- The firm’s third collaboration with chef Michael Schlow, Happy’s is a gourmet take on classic American comfort food.
- The design mirrors the menu: part diner/delicatessen, part “see and be seen” hot spot, part Sunday dinner at home.
- Eclectic design evokes a well-loved neighborhood watering hole; interior details suggest layers of time and include a graffiti-art entry wall, a 15-seat bar with kitschy sofas and armchairs, retro artwork, a tin ceiling hung with varied chandeliers, red kitchen chairs, and a long wooden chef’s table.
Photographer: Jasper Sanidad
Merit Award for Design – Sit-Down Restaurant
Retail Design Institute, 2013