The Art of Dining Act Six: Epilogue

When asked how Nobu 57 influenced his firm’s subsequent work, David Rockwell says, “The inspirations that filter down from project to project are never quite as clear as they appear to others later.” This is no doubt especially true for the Rockwell Group, which is currently working on dozens of projects across a multitude of disciplines, including health-care facilities, hotels, restaurants (about 15 of them last year alone), film, theater, and branding initiatives. According to Rockwell, there are “guiding ideas” animating all of them: narrative, collaboration, craftsmanship, spectacle, emotional connection, and delight. Here are three major projects currently under way.

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