Gelso & Grand

Reinventing the NY Italian Restaurant

Project Type: Hospitality, Restaurant
Location: New York City, NY
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Design Category: Ivy Wall
Materials: Preserved Ivy
Size: 200 Sq Ft

Project Overview

Naturalist embarked on a unique project to bring the charm of nature into a beloved NYC Italian restaurant by creating a stunning ivy wall installation. Utilizing preserved ivy, we transformed the interior brick wall into a lush and verdant backdrop that appears as if the ivy is gracefully growing up the surface, adding a touch of rustic elegance to the main dining room.

The preserved ivy wall serves as a striking focal point within the restaurant's main dining room, infusing the space with the timeless allure of nature. The ivy, meticulously arranged to mimic the appearance of natural growth, creates a sense of warmth and intimacy, enhancing the dining experience for patrons. Against the backdrop of the exposed brick wall, the ivy wall adds depth and character, evoking a sense of rustic charm and authenticity reminiscent of Italian countryside trattorias.

As diners savor their meals, they are enveloped by the tranquil beauty of the ivy wall, transporting them to a serene oasis amidst the hustle and bustle of the city. Naturalist is proud to have contributed to the restaurant's ambiance, creating a space where patrons can indulge in delicious cuisine while immersing themselves in the enchanting beauty of nature.