Inside the Redesign of Eleven Madison Park

PRODUCT: LUCAS VISSER, STYLING BY SABRINA GRANDE; CHAIR AND INTERIOR: COURTESY ALLIED WORKS

How do you approach redesigning the interiors of the world’s best restaurant? At Eleven Madison Park, Brad Cloepfil does it one mohair-covered banquette at a time.

As is often the case with renovations, one thing led to another. At first, Daniel Humm just wanted to make some changes to the kitchen. “But if you’re going to redo the kitchen, you have to close the restaurant,” Humm says, referring to his acclaimed Eleven Madison Park. “And if you’re closing the restaurant, why not do the whole thing?” he adds, explaining how he came to hire architec...

 

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