Michael ‘Buzzy’ O’Keeffe was one of the many restaurant owners affected by Hurricane Sandy in the Brooklyn, New York area in late October 2012. Inspired Dining Concepts’ goal is to create Esse, a fine seafood dining experience for the wealthy working class. The lateJewish German-born New York artist, Eva Hesse who’s naturalistic use of materials, minimalistic view, and organic design; along with the perseverance she displayed throughout her short and struggled life, inspired Buzzy to do the same by recreating what use to be The River Café into an upscale, Esse.
Name - R. Owens
Graphic - A. McCalip & R. Dean
Team Members: Randi Owens - Interior Design - Exhibit Coordinator Erik Smith - Interior Design - Physical Access Manager Casey Kelly - Interior Design - Communications Rose Dean - Graphic Design - Co-Brand Manager Alex McCalip - Graphic Design - Virtual Access Manager Brandon Rich - Marketing - Co-Brand Manager Jose Chamorro - Marketing - Treasurer
Space Planning - R. Owens & E. Smith
Revit Architecture 2015 - E. Smith
Additional Photoshop - R. Owens
Goals and Objectives:
-Create a space that holds the aesthetic of Eva Hesse’s work
-Mesh Hesse’s organic works into the brand, and the design of our restaurant.
-High end, luxury feel that achieves a comfortable value.
-Promote a relaxing atmosphere, along with a fine dining experience
-Create a space that is talked about throughout the community.