Rick Bayless Tortazo – Times Square

  • Location(s): New York City, NY
  • Project Includes: Architecture & Interiors

Our partnership with Chicago celebrity chef Rick Bayless continues as we took on two Tortazo locations in New York City this year. One is a brand new location in the heart of Times Square and the other is a renovation to the existing location in NoMad. In both spaces, we took a playful approach to the marriage of Mexican culture and New York grit. At Times Square, we kept the existing raw concrete floors as well as the exposed brick walls to juxtapose the youthfulness of the bright neon signs and murals we incorporated into the space. Both locations feature large murals which were created by NYC Mexican-American street artist Marka27. The life and energy the brightly colored murals bring to the space is balanced by natural woven elements and textural gray plaster.