Wednesday, January 6, 2010

zebra hunt

Here's an example of how great design decision can make a place legendary. The famous Gino restaurant in NYC is closing after 65 years, but it's famous zebra wallpaper will live on. Designed by Flora Scalamandré, the restaurant actually owns the silk screen patterns.



11 comments:

Saltina said...

Interesting history! I like the design, but I want the zebras to outrun the arrows :)

Couture Carrie said...

Very cool wallpaper!

So sad that this NYC institution is closing...

xoxox,
CC

chaoskontrolowany said...

Nice nice!! ;))

thedoodlegirl said...

Oh how I love that wallpaper!! So sad that they are closing. :(

Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life said...

Couldn't agree more! Isn't it amazing how something as simple as wallpaper can define a space in our minds?

31 everything said...

Very FUN wallpaper! Great find :) I like that red.

Savvy Gal said...

cool wallpaper. it is very dramatic.

Elie's Papel said...

So sorry they are closing the place... I've been thee and that wall paper adds so much to the place...

JMay said...

Such a bummer it's closing down but I LOVE that wallpaper, awesome!

xo.

Shannon of ** Happiness Is...** said...

How unique! I hope they save the wallpaper! xo

The Little Big House said...

what a great post - sad about the restaurant - but I just love that wallpaper, graphic, clean and yet whimsical! Thanks for Sharing!

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