Several restaurant of STK has been designed by the Manhattan-based design studio of ICRAVE, starting with one in the Meatpacking District in New
York and ever since they tried to alter the perception we have of a
steakhouse with challenging innovations and interactions.
Usually these venues are bombarded with macho motifs but ICRAVE
wanted them to become something quite different, with the contemporary
aesthetics blending into a warm and inviting restaurant. The project
they designed in the Grace Building tries to continue the building
design inside the restaurant and also offer the firm’s signature to the
The concave form of the building and its innovation when it was built
in 1974 provided the inspiration to the restaurant designers so that
they used the same Travertine as the one from the façade for the lobby
and main bar, while the illumination tries to imitate the street lamps
to offer the impression of being on a terrace or somewhere outside.
The ceiling takes its curves from the ones of the building and offers
the same idea as the frontal colonnade of the Grace building.