MoC (which means “hello” in Japanese) was designed by Nicole Robertson
and Richard Garber of the Manhattan firm GRO Architects. It’s made almost entirely out of
CNC-milled mahogany slats, some painted high-gloss white. They curve
around the ceiling like a racetrack then slink down the walls and into neighboring rooms. Practically speaking, they’re there to hide the building’s nether regions: the
assorted sprinklers and lights and speakers. Aesthetically, the idea’s
that no two spaces are alike.
With 2,400 square feet, it has a
bunch of open dining areas, a private dining room, a sushi bar, and a
The perfect setting, you might say, for some
knock-down-drag-out reality TV.
Images courtesy of GRO Architects.