R.I.P., Larry Bogdanow, Restaurant Architect
Larry Bogdanow, an architect who designed some of New York's most iconic restaurants, died in Manhattan yesterday at age 64. He was known as the visionary behind the interiors of Union Square Café, Savoy, and the Cub Room.
According to the Times, many of the classic elements of upscale restaurant design were pioneered by Bogdanow, including the use of "rich colors and woods like cherry, pear, and pecan to create an atmosphere of relaxed luxury." And yet, restaurants like City Hall in Tribeca and Telepan on the Upper West Side were "notable for their resistance to design trends."
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