Rio Mar

Use: Restaurant
Location: New Orleans, LA
Size: 1,200 SF
Category: Interior Design
Hired to renovate the interior, NANO was asked to re-organize the existing space to provide a connection between the entry area and the main dining area, improve circulation patterns, and incorporate materials to aid in sound absorption. Construction had to be done in phases during off hours, so the job was undertaken as a design-build project with One Construction. The color palette drew from Rio Mar’s signature colors and the use of rehabilitated materials from within the region. The lighting was designed to control eye movement and distract patrons from the low existing ceiling height by creating the illusion of a multi-height space.