Prize(s) Honorable Mentions
Company L'Observatoire International
Lead Designers HERVÉ DESCOTTES
Other Designer's names CARRIE CHANG, AKITO AIBA
Interior Design Company STOKES ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN
Client STARR RESTAURANTS
Photo Credits JASON VARNEY
Completion Date May 2022
Project Location PHILADELPHIA, PA, USA
Entry DescriptionEmbodying the surging “K-Wave” that’s enveloped our world, STARR Restaurants’ KPOD translates Korean ingenuity into a singular dining experience. Vivacious and vibrant with subtle Seoul-inspired touches, the clean and contemporary University City space is the ideal showcase for chef Peter Serpico, who channels his Korean-American heritage to craft a knowledgeable but non-traditional take on the cuisine. A Philadelphia restaurant that honors the past and the future in equal stead, KPOD is a celebration of the culture-defining spirit of South Korea.
The lighting designer has been invited by Starr Restaurants to develop the lighting scheme for the KPod restaurant in Philadelphia, designed by Stokes Architecture + Design.
The lighting designer created the lighting design for the restaurant, including the upper bar, lower sushi counter bar, dining areas, private dining "pods" and amenities.