Sean Knibb has designed a new restaurant for well-known Los Angeles chef Jason Travi called ‘Littlefork’, featuring a seafood-focused concept that “celebrates the flavors of the Atlantic Northeast” (the name Littlefork references the cocktail fork used with shellfish).
“The restaurant is all about simplicity, harmony, warmness, and eloquent uniqueness.” says Knibb Design. “Looking at the overall atmosphere, comfort is abounding. Striking a balance between style and comfort, Knibb has created an environment approachable and inviting, wrapped in wood panels and grey felt, giving a great sense of elegance and making the space quintessentially Knibb designed. As guests pass through the entrance, by the burgundy bar into the main dining room, the floral wallpaper and the Kelly-green kitchen door makes the sense of familiarity very much apparent.”
“In the main dining room, the harmony of furniture and materials, the repetitions of grey in the walls, felt, cushions and chairs, adds to the simplistic character of the restaurant. The natural solid wood block benches, the softness of the felted backrests, the exaggerated grain of the wall panels, and the moldings of the ceiling are all a subtle mingling of the classical with the modern. The pierced, white, lunar ceilings create a beautiful canvas for the oversized crown molding and cove lights, enlarging the interior in a welcoming way.”
“Moving past the glass wall to the covered patio, the space has a different, more pure feeling in the design. The illuminated wood-slatted wall in its simplicity and detail is a backdrop to a space which is warmer than the interior. Out here you find Scandinavian wood detailing, combined with plaster walls, simple Douglass fur timber benches and a sputnik chandelier giving off that California glow.”