The prestigious New York based James Beard House Foundation has nominated the multi award winning Canadian interior design firm Munge & Leung for their work designing Hawksworth Restaurant. Hawksworth’s four distinct dining rooms include the leather-paneled Bar & Lounge, clubby and intimate; the glamorous Pearl Room, elegant and iridescent with pearl banquettes and a magnificent chandelier; the compelling and vibrant Art Room featuring a custom installation by internationally acclaimed local artist Rodney Graham, and the first floor York Room inspired by its 1920’s heritage where original features meet modern technology and huge arc windows overlook the Vancouver Art Gallery. This veritable chameleon of a restaurant delivers a range dining experiences suited to a variety of moods or occasions.
“We wanted people to have a different experience in each room, the common denominator is elegance, sophistication and timelessness. Ultra thick walls between rooms create a sense of anticipation and allow a moment to pause, strategically placed mirrors create both separation and curiosity between spaces; a subtle voyeurism”
– Alessandro Munge
Winners are being announced Friday May 2nd.