New York, NY, 15,000 sq. ft., 400 seats
Pranna (meaning "breadth of life") is spread out on three levels. The abstraction of ancient beliefs is first experienced at the entrance where the Sri Yantra—a powerful meditation symbol—ushers in good fortune, harmony, peace and health. Rectilinear forms, diverse organic, material, and rich color combinations complement the respective moods of the various lounges and dining rooms.
The fifteen-foot-tall feature wall is a smooth, white, engineered surface with paths carved away to reveal the organic layer of coconut tiles. Within this wall are seven wooden boxes that support abstract sculptures of steel, wood, plaster, and fiberglass by artist Christopher Wynter.