When award winning architect Rene Gonzalez, entrepreneur Karla Dascal and celebrated chef Matthew Kenney teamed up to create a fine dining restaurant that also happens to be completely vegan, they wanted the decor to match the creativity of the cuisine. Stickbulb was charged with filling an open-air space in the heart of the city's Wynwood neighborhood, and worked with Gonzalez to create a room-filling series of one-of-a-kind fixtures. See Interior Design Magazine's review.
Referenced by the New York Times as one of Miami's "most influential young architects", Rene Gonzalez cites his holistic design approach as one inspired by ethereal and earthly forces such as light and water. Seeking a custom version of the popular Sky Bang Chandelier, Gonzalez approached Stickbulb and a custom lighting concept was born.
Gonzalez had the following to say about his collaboration with Stickbulb:
"Dining out is an experiential, sensorial experience and lighting is critical to creating the right ambiance for both patrons and the presentation of food. From the outset, we wanted to find a chandelier that had an organic, branch-like quality. With Stickbulb as a partner, we developed custom chandeliers that hover over the tables like branches of a tree. In a nod to Miami and to enliven the space, we customized the lights by painting them mamey, a deep orange color, based on the Cuban mamey fruit. We worked with Stickbulb closely to achieve the finished design and the company’s production methods and materials tie in to Plant Food + Wine’s philosophy of sustainable, plant-based cuisine, making them a perfect fit for this project.”