FRIEND & ASSOCIATE
The owner mentioned the title “Friend and Associate,” seen in an Elvis Presley documentary, and from there, it influenced every aspect of the project. Spaces are designed around the ability to have the right amount of space for intimacy or a celebratory experience, whether you are dining with a friend or colleagues. Furniture, lighting, and materials are comfortable, approachable and classic (not dissimilar to characteristics you want in a friend or associate). Leather banquettes, slim wood paneling, lined glass, fluted light fixtures and a wrap-around bar topped with thick, dark marble lend the expansive space a refined cohesiveness. The Friend & Associate concept is reinforced through a curated art package, showcasing images of famous friends, actors, athletes and musicians, each piece telling a relatable story through identifiable icons.