Updated: Mar 1, 2020
6Sides worked closely with Stephen Starr and Roman and Williams to create a State-of-the-art restaurant experience.
Hand-painted murals and crown-like brass chandeliers feature in the Veronika restaurant in NYC, which local studio Roman and Williams designed to reference a variety of artistic styles.
The 150-seat restaurant, named after the patron saint of photography, sits inside the New York City outpost of Swedish photography museum Fotografiska, which opened last winter.
Veronika is located on the second floor of the museum, which occupies the storied Church Missions House, a Renaissance revival Gramercy landmark built-in 1894, that was overhauled by architecture firm CetraRuddy.
Helmed by restaurateur Stephen Starr, Veronika serves a menu that features elevated versions of classical Eastern European and French fare, an ode to the all-day cafes of Vienna, St Petersburg and Budapest.
“We wanted to create a new beacon for what is new and what is next in the industry. Fotografiska was a great challenge in designing different spaces: event / exhibition / restaurant / cafe, says Steven Lastro, we had to adapt the technology to each future guests and also align with Fotografiska and Stephen Starr’s unique values and vision.”
Mindful of the architecture of the chapel space, now a speakeasy style bar, and the ornate dining room, called Veronika, Lastro worked with Italian speaker manufacturer K-Array to outfit the interior with ultra-miniature speakers providing crystal clear audio. The effect is a discreet technology that blankets the space in a crisp comfortable sound. From the sliding screen in the eaves of the building, to the adjustable projectors throughout the space, Lastro and the 6Sides team designed the tech to be versatile, exciting, and discreet.
Veronika opened in December 2019.
Fotografiska - 2nd Floor
281 Park Avenue South (22nd Street)
Architectural Digest: https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/roman-and-williams-veronika-fotografiska
The New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/17/dining/veronika-restaurant-opening.html