New York, NY
Commissioned to transform the basement at the iconic Plaza Hotel into a European-style food hall, JBI carved a cavernous subterranean space into nine inviting restaurant and food-retail stations for the first phase of the project in collaboration with Todd English. For the Food Hall’s expansion in 2012, Beers worked with The Plaza to curate a diverse selection of upscale retail shops, their layout carefully designed to engage visitors. The materials palette is classically opulent, but filtered through a contemporary lens: slim stools are wrapped in recycled leather, woodwork is espresso-stained oak, counters are Carrera marble slabs, and the floor is marble mosaic tile in a black-and-white interlocking ring pattern.
“The exceptional response to the Plaza Food Hall has been tremendously gratifying.”