LTL Rising

Archinect reports on two restaurants opening this month in New York City, Xing and Tides, both by local firm Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis.

These two designs signal the firm's domination of NYC interior trends, as they explore space and surface via material and texture. Each design takes a single material as a departure for something entirely new and unexpected: Xing with acrylic and Tides with bamboo.

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Xing's juxtaposition of acrylic, wood and stone

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Tides' 80,000 bamboo skewers

Previous trend-setting NYC interiors by LTL include:

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Lozoo (now closed)

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Ini Ani coffee shop

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Fluff Bakery, opened last year

Cool stuff, to say the least.


  1. Cool, indeed. I especially like the chandelier and felt/plywood surfaces in Fluff... and those bamboo skewers! Can't wait to go experience some of this stuff.

  2. I agree with eBohn, that bamboo ceiling is the bomb.


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