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Drake One Fifty by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio

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Photography by © James McDonald

In the thriving Financial district of Toronto, a city at its zenith in terms of culture and lifestyle, stands one of the newest ventures of the continuously booming leisure and hospitality industry, the first standalone restaurant of the popularly hip Drake Hotel.

Drake One Fifty, which cleverly combines an eclectic mix of vintage with a postmodern vibe, is a destination for all round fun, from lunch to dinner and a diverse assortment of entertainment, including live performances and curated art installations. The brainchild of Jeff Stober, Drake One Fifty is a venue of stylish elegance, where a lot of the hotel’s trademarks are brilliantly merged with the creative design of the acknowledged New York and London-based designer Martin Brudnizki.

In close collaboration with Jeff Stober, the 6000 sq.f. space, in a post-modern building was transformed into a unique eclectic style which responds to the vivid cultural scene of the city. Local craftsmen were employed to ensure a dynamic originality to the space, eschewing a banal and mass produced identity and enhancing a vibrantly original ambience to the interior. The designer’s love of colour was interpreted throughout in the details of the vivid hues of the leather seating units and an elegant timeless quality was added through the seamless intergation of all sorts of vintage pieces. Extra credits for the imaginative Moroccan floor tiles, reminding us of the multi-ethnicity and cultural heritage of this north American city. A couple of quirky strokes within the interior, including colorful stools and banquette booths , a vintage inspired photo booth and a micro general store, all come together to complete the vibrancy of this aesthetically unique, retro  restaurant..!

 

Posted by Tania Droggitou
Posted on November 08th, 2013
in Interiors & Martin Brudnizki Design Studio