Europe’s First Underwater Restaurant

Piercing out of the water and onto the shoreline of Båly in Norway is Under, an underwater restaurant by Snøhetta. Essentially a concrete tube, the restaurant is constructed out of a 34-meter-long and 1/2-meter-thick slab of concrete—allowing for an organic appearance and ample protection from the surrounding water. Diners enter above sea-level and descend down a flight of stairs to the main dining room and …

David Rockwell + 2X4’s “The Diner” for Surface Magazine

A pop-up restaurant offering a comprehensive look at the iconography of American diners

Be it Edward Hopper or “Pulp Fiction,” generations of art and artists have delved into the concept of the American diner. From greasy spoons to menu font, everyone has an idea of what diners mean and can contain. Honoring this iconography, Rockwell Group and NYC-based design studio 2X4 have partnered to design a fully operational pop-up restaurant in Ventura Centrale at this year’s Milan Design …

Dekar Design Updates West Village Icon Bobo After 10 Years

The restaurant's original interior designers meticulously overhaul its aesthetic a decade later

For more than a decade, stepping into the century-old townhouse at the corner of West 10th Street and Seventh Avenue meant exploring a luxuriant culinary experience paired with whimsical decor. The restaurant, Bobo, is one of many prestigious destinations in restaurateur Carlos Suarez’s portfolio. And from its devout regulars to extensive critical acclaim, the restaurant has survived in one of NYC’s most expensive and competitive …