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AvroKO has created a new paradigm in the hospitality business by incorporating a wide range of disciplines into smart and engaging architecture, brands, products, and settings. AvroKO has established a reputation as one of the most inventive design firms in the business since its inception in 2001. The firm has expanded to four offices (New York City, Bangkok, San Francisco, and London) in the last decade, working on projects in 22 countries.
Interior design lies at the heart of AvroKO. The studio has built a reputation for concept-driven spaces that resonate with guests because every element relates to a central narrative. Their critically hailed portfolio includes restaurants, bars, hotels, retail, and residential projects from New York to Hong Kong, all characterized by a unique convergence between the ideals of the past and an off-beat, forward-looking sensibility. The James Beard Awards, Hospitality Design Awards, and HA &D Award are among those that have recognized AvroKO interior design.
AvroKO‘s design integrated hospitality concepts that deliver transformative guest experiences for the world’s most innovative businesses and brands. The studio specializes in brand strategy, F&B strategy, graphic design, interior design, and brand activation, a division that brings brands to life via marketing and communication strategies. Their process also focuses on the principles of Hospitable Thinking to address the entire guest experience from a human-centered perspective. AvroKO has extensive experience in the F&B, hotel, travel, residential and retail sectors, with clients ranging from start-ups to established category leaders.
Nan Bei, which means South and North in Chinese, is a sumptuous, contemporary Chinese dining experience set against an exciting view of the Bangkok skyline on the 19th floor of the Rosewood Hotel in Bangkok. The area includes a 7-meter-high light installation with a moon gate screen, blue lacquered ceilings, and a unique chandelier, all inspired by the Chinese fable of the Weaver Girl and the Cowherd.
Neiman Marcus brings together New York-centric food and beverage vendors as well as goods at the new Zodiac Room at Hudson Yards, and our area culminates in a magnificent entry for the Neiman Marcus store.
AvroKO has crafted a sophisticated yet original story. The whole space is separated into three experiences, taking guests from the least formal and most energetic to a more engulfing and traditional dining room. The front invokes New Formalism while combining modern brass screens with perforated and laser-cut detailing, seamlessly transitioning the space from retail to restaurant.
Somerset is the fourth partnership between Boka Restaurant Group and AvroKO, and the latest culinary concept from acclaimed chef Lee Wolen, and is housed within the Viceroy Hotel Chicago (which is also the historic site of the 1920s Cedar Hotel). The AvroKO team, which is based in the exclusive and well-heeled Gold Coast neighborhood, took inspiration from the Kennedy-esque leisure elite that frequented country clubs across America in the 1960s and 1970s. Somerset is supposed to be a fantasy version of this renowned social organization, complete with references to satirical club activities like a space dedicated to a fictitious hidden-bullseye-dart tournament and another room honoring champion fishing-boat-speed-racing vessels.
AvroKO was commissioned to envision the five unique food and beverage outlets known as the Penthouse Bar & Grill spanning the upper three stories of the Park Hyatt Bangkok, which is housed in the old British Embassy in Bangkok. The idea was to create one huge penthouse area with seamless transitions to each venue, despite the fact that each venue is separate and has its own design perspective. The design was inspired by British fashion and luxurious penthouses in Chicago and New York, as well as a fictional muse — a Thai-British guy who is a collector and purveyor of fine arts, ceramics, and vintage automobile racing artifacts.
Kyle and Katina Connaughton, husband and wife duo and proprietors of AvroKO, were the inspiration for the design of Single Thread. AvroKO created a dining experience that is akin to spending an evening with Kyle and Katina in their personal workshop, where diners are given the opportunity to both observe the artistic process and enjoy its end product, understanding that a restaurant is not only a place to eat, but also a functioning studio for its craftsmen.
Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a modern take on nightclubs — a truly communal venue blurring the lines between a restaurant, bar, club, and live entertainment whose design is an experiment in avant-garde resourcefulness, set in the mythical architectural shell of a 1920’s-era mansion, re-purposed and infused with modern arts and technologies more akin to 2025.
Faith & Flower‘s style is inspired by the many areas of downtown Los Angeles, as well as screen sirens from the 1920s golden age such as Sally Ran, Tallulah Bankhead, and Mary Pickford. The collision of these inspirations contributed to create a sense of nostalgia and romance, as well as a sense of a bygone period. An antique “ticket booth” host stand and a line of hickory cabinets with historic wallpaper from the 1930s lining the interior are among the design features.
The Capitol Theater and its adjacent structures (including the Capitol Building and Stamford House), which were built in 1929, have been renovated into a multi-use complex that includes a hotel, restaurant/bar, shops, and more. The trademark restaurant concept, 15 Stamford, was designed by AvroKO for the ideal corner of the Stamford house property. The goal was to honor the gorgeous colonial architecture that houses the restaurant while also incorporating an Asian flavor. The interiors are light and spacious, with archways, columns, a bar, and wrought iron screens featuring classic European colonial details.
The Waldorf Astoria Bangkok has a distinct Art Deco vibe paired with the pattern, texture, and vibrancy of Thai Lanna Culture, taking direct inspiration from the NYC Waldorf Astoria. The Garuda and Naga, mythical, fighting creatures in Thai mythology, for example, become the Thai counterparts and partners to the ever warring forces of the bull and bear in the Bull and Bear restaurant. Beautiful native textiles, meticulous handcraft, and workmanship that symbolize Thailand’s real nature coexist with the Waldorf brand’s Art Deco strength. This duality and balance create a lovely tension and produce delightful F&B areas all across the house.
In the 19th century Chicago, the cattle trade was one of the most prestigious businesses with which to be involved, with one of the industry pioneers being Gustavus Franklin Swift. The design for the restaurant Swift & Sons, in Chicago’s popular West Loop neighborhood, takes its inspiration from this titan of the industry, re-imagining what this fictitious company’s headquarters might look like in the retro future.
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Writen by Caroline Costa