Credit: Peter Aaron/OTTO

Flora Bar and Flora Coffee

BBB’s contemporary design for a new restaurant and café at The Met Breuer is inspired by Marcel Breuer’s striking mid-century architecture.

Flora Bar and Flora Coffee are a new restaurant and café set on the lower level of The Met Breuer. Taking cues from the iconic building’s signature attributes of robust concrete, bluestone and bronze detailing, the new design respects Marcel Breuer’s modernist aesthetic while also incorporating the contemporary vision of restauranteur Thomas Carter and chef Ignacio Mattos. The 74-seat restaurant includes an expansive marble bar with a bronze mirror reflecting the exterior sunken garden, outdoor garden seating, and a wine and coffee bar and lounge. Inspired by the restauranteur’s goal of incorporating a downtown vibe in this uptown location, the space features natural woods, leathers, bronze metalwork, and custom furnishings. The completion of Flora Bar and Flora Coffee is part of BBB’s larger revitalization of Breuer’s mid-century masterpiece, restoring, redesigning and transforming it into The Met Breuer.

 

Client

The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Ignacio Mattos; Thomas Carter

Location

New York, NY

Size

5,700 SF

Completed

2016

People

AIA
Partner
FAIA, AICP
Founding Partner
Associate AIA
Senior Associate