Los Angeles’s newest dining spot, Audrey at the Hammer Museum, from restaurateur Soa Davies Forrest and Chef Lisa Giffen features a design collaboration between Michael Maltzan Architecture and Fettle Design. The restaurant, named for philanthropist and Hammer board member Audrey Irmas, is part of a multi-phase renovation and expansion of the Hammer Museum, which is also in partnership with Michael Maltzan.
Cuban-American artist Jorge Pardo was commissioned to complete a tile installation wrapped around an island of semicircular banquettes and one niche banquette, with two-tone olive leather and mohair seating. Pardo’s lamps hang above, and then spill out into the courtyard suspended from the banquette wrapped trees. The space’s interior wood flooring nods to the flooring in the galleries and annex, while the cove lighting highlights the natural material. The nearly 30-ft.-long inside/outside bar is the centerpiece of the restaurant, with precast concrete panels and satin nickel fixtures and accents.
Photo: Courtesy of Audrey at the Hammer Museum