“Fresh” is in lower Manhattan. It is a seafood restaurant housed in a historic cast iron building and accommodates a total of approximately 170 people on two levels. Because of the low budget, the owner insisted on acting as GC for the construction. This project exemplifies our office’s commitment to a strong site presence during construction, which was especially necessary on this project to ensure quality of construction and details. The contemporary design features complex wall and ceiling forms and intimate lighting. We worked with DesignTOC on the design of the custom yet economical chairs. Curvilinear translucent plastic seats with pale green metallic highlights are supported on sleek metal frames. The vista across a room full of the chairs creates the illusion of an undulating ocean.