Restaurant Merkato55, NewYork
High class African restaurant. Interior design and design management.
Location: Gansevoort 55 (Meatpacking District), NYC
Size: Two floors, 1000 m²
Client: AM Operating Group, Marcus Samuelsson.
This African-inspired restaurant reflects the diversity of the African continent in a stylish way. Based on a thorough study of Africa, Menno Schmitz designed the whole interior of the restaurant, from overall concept to the smallest details. Every item is custom made and tells a story. For example the artwork for the painted mural, which is based on African postcards, the specially designed furniture and the hand strung shell lamps, which each consists 1600 shells.
Menno Schmitz designed this project for the famous chef Marcus Samuellson and a group of New York entrepreneurs: Kyky Conille, Unik Ernest, Dimitri Hyacinthe, Emilio Barletta and Rolando Biamonte.