~ The Metrics// What Happens When

A temporary restaurant installation called What Happens When in NYC that transformed every 30 days for a period of only 9 months - sounds fantastic. I love the use of the design language to communicate with the diners the concept of change. The changes made to the space using minimal elements is inspiring, the pared back lighting forms & teamed up with a matching sound track & food.

The project is a creative collaboration between chef John Fraser, Brand/graphic designer Emilie Baltz and Metrics principal Elle Kunnos de Voss.  








 'overall concept for the space is a 'work in progress' transparency into the design process as the architectural drawings are mapped out onto the dining room surfaces in 1:1'
MOVEMENT 1 / SPACE



 VALENTINES DAY INSTALLATION


MOVEMENT 2 / SPACE
  'The space is defined by an installation of over-sized pine needles that create a movement across the ceiling. Stretching to the floor in some areas the pine needles act as room dividers.'





 MOVEMENT 3 / SPACE
'The theme for Movement 3 was a Spring Garden Party inspired by Renoir's "The Luncheon of the Boating Party".'



MOVEMENT 4 / SPACE

'Inspired by Jazz, the 4th transformation explores the tension between improvisation and tradition, as well as the unique rhythm and architecture that defines this musical form.'



MOVEMENT 5 / SPACE

'For this 5th transformation the interior takes its inspiration from Silk Road.  The panels have laser cut patterns collected from various regions of the Silk Road; Turkey, Babylon, Syria, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and two different regions of China.'



Images courtesy of The Metrics