Willmott’s Ghost – A High-End Restaurant Inside A Glass Sphere
This high-end restaurant pays homage to Italian cuisine with a cutting-edge design. Everything happens within three glass spheres: shocking on the outside but exciting on the inside.
This Italian restaurant, born from the vision of Chef Renee Erickson, is housed on the ground floor of a unique structure located on the Amazon campus in Seattle.
The Spheres consists of three glass spheres that also house workspaces and interior forests with thousands of plants from all over the planet on the upper levels. The name of the high-end restaurant, Willmott’s Ghost was inspired by a flower in homage to horticulture Ellen Ann Willmott.
Both the architecture of Heliotrope Architects and the interior design of Price Erickson and the lighting of Pelecyn Studio merge with the contemporary structure of glass and steel. The entire team took as its starting point the unique geometry of the building, in addition to making reference to the luminous and aerial environments of museums and modern art galleries.
Inside the modern restaurant, timeless materials such as marble, brass and tiles were used to create organic visual elements. Curved walls characterize the space that has many pieces of exclusive furniture designed as booths leather complement suspension lampsseries Crescent of Lee Broome. Light oak dining chairs and dining tables and stools with brass details add warmth to the surroundings. The pastel tones of white marble, pink tiles and green elements were inspired by the colors of the Italian flag.
In the bathroom, the sink – also made of brass – and the pink color of Moroccan tiles by Ann Sacks were made to order. At this high-end restaurant, the initial challenge of designing a space in a curved building became an opportunity to give life to a modern restaurant like no other that stands out for its fluidity, refinement and avant-garde aesthetics.