The Pool and The Grill opened in 2017 in the iconic and historically landmarked Philip Johnson designed spaces formerly known as The Four Seasons Restaurant. We developed designs for these rooms, beginning with the travertine lined lobby filled with paintings and sculpture from 1958, the year the Mies van der Rohe building was completed. Here, our designs are ever-experimental.
In the Grill, a flying saucer of branches explode with blossom atop the bar, a cloud under the lightning of the Richard Lippold suspended bronze rod sculptures. Our fruit and vegetable topiary towers grace the display on the chef’s table, a cityscape of leeks, asparagus and rhubarb in spring, turning to cauliflower, romanesco and tropical fruits in winter, all in a Continental and celebratory mode.
In the Pool, a different atmosphere pervades: a misty mountain of blossom rises from the pool at the center of the room like a vapor, while sculptural branches extend from the bronze orbs floating in the windows. The Pool’s cavernous space become home to the wind and the all the elements, with a delicate, expressive purity.