ABOUT THE PROJECT
Dean & DeLuca’s new STAGE concept, which debuted at Design Miami in 2016, is a chef-led eatery that celebrates food as a cultural and social experience. The STAGE features a multi-layered food landscape or “topography” to uniquely display ingredients or prepared foods at different heights. The white Corian top conceals state-of-the-art technology under its delicate surface, with invisible heating and cooling units supplying the different service sections. The design team engineered separate “loops” around the counter—one slow, for made-to-order items like salads and sandwiches, and one fast, for grab-and-go pastries and coffee.
Key Collaborators: Buro Ole Scheeren, Next Step Design