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Trattoria Del l’ Arte


900 7th Avenue


Shelly Fireman


Milton Glaser

“Maximize the seating” was the owner’s mantra at Trattoria Dell’ Arte, so we collaborated closely with architect and chef to develop a tremendously efficient restaurant plan. By squeezing the kitchen into a tiny corner, we abolished all conventions of what a restaurant kitchen should be— it serves 800 meals a day through a 10-foot-wide slide. We started work the day the lease was signed and delivered the job well within the negotiated lump sum contract. We have since built numerous stores with client Shelly Fireman.