THE PROJECTS at a glance
LA GRANDE ORANGE
Pasadena’s historic Del Mar train station provides a miraculous backdrop for Kristofer Keith’s new restaurant project with the Le Grand Orange Restaurant Group. A protected landmark, the building was carefully disassembled to allow for the construction of a major condominium project, and then precisely reassembled in its exact location. The 6,000 square foot project, located at 240 South Raymond Avenue, was designed by spacecraft to maintain the historical integrity of the building, allowing grand design to coexist with a major restaurant project. The space will consist of a glass enclosed patio with full bar, a main dining room in the old train ticketing area and a large outdoor patio with fireplace and fountain. LGO opened to the public in March, 2008. LGO won a Historic Design award.
Kris took it to the maximum on this one…The Vault recreates the feeling of a wine cellar, with arched ceilings and brick walls framing the cozy room. The floor is made from antique timbers recycled from a Pennsylvania barn. Inside the main dining room, tall cream-colored banquettes, draped velvet, antique mirrors and 14 chandeliers all combine to set an elegant mood. French doors lead from the dining room into the bar area, which brings the outdoors inside with a living herb wall and glass ceiling. The adjacent Fireplace Lounge, which can be reserved as a private dining room, is an intimate space that can be closed off with curtains and has a large fireplace gracing one wall. Outside, an outdoor patio allows diners to take in the street scene of 3rd Street in Los Angeles. Celebrity Chef Christophe Eme.
Summer of 2008 Kris Keith gave Max’s in Studio City a new bold interior and Chef Andre Guerrero brought in a broad menu of Cal-Asian gastro pub-style dishes marking a decided departure from the restaurant’s white tablecloth past, while smaller plates, an ever-changing seasonal menu and a wide selection of matching beers and special wines by the glass round of the sophisticated, low key experience.
Developed by Kris as a casual dining destination with an inviting cocktail lounge, Señor Fred brings uncompromising food quality, exceptional service, and an environment reminiscent of Mexico at the turn of the 20th century to its guests.
You have died and gone to Manhattan! Kris Keith designed a discreet little joint fitted out to replicate a New York bar. Tiled walls evoking the New York City subway are softened by subdued lighting and the coziness of the space. Tin ceilings shipped in from Williamsburg in Brooklyn gives Bowery quite the design flare it was looking for. Nominated for best use of least space by Los Angeles Restaurant Awards.
The first Cahuenga corridor project designed as a 24 hour dining destination, Kristofer Keith employs classic diner design cues, with terrazzo flooring, stainless steel, schoolhouse lamps and glass interiors. With a sleek modern twist on a 50s diner this will be one of the most “finished” designs in spacecraft’s portfolio. K24 also won The American Architect Society Design Award, 2009. Kitchen 24 is owned by the Cinespace Restaurant Group, and is the first of many planned collaborations with spacecraft.
At 1624 Cahuenga Boulevard, spacecraft envisioned a classic 1920’s London hotel lounge, equipped with art deco inspired designs and a keen sense of contemporary flair with geometric couches, birthday cake chandeliers, a gas fireplace, a bar backed by 45 foot stained glass mural depicting a 1930s city scene and, upstairs, a small, quaintly luxe sitting room with a billowing red ceiling you could comfortably sleep on, if the world flipped over and everyone else tumbled into space. Catering to Hollywood’s elite scene on Thursday nights, you will find guests such as Paris Hilton, Rihanna, Paul Okenfeld, The cast of The Hills, and more….. With full bar and menu this is Hollywood’s only true dining lounge and quite the backdrop for your picture albums.
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