Clyde Frazier NYC

Clyde Frazier's Wine & Dine in New York City

Designed by Morphosis for NBA Champion and former New York Knicks Player Walt Clyde Frazier, this New York City restaurant expands a full city block in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood. A swarm of suit jackets dominates the central corridor of Clyde Frazier's Wine and Dine, a 10,000 square foot experience which mixes American and Asian cuisines.

The restaurant features a Zahner-engineered ceiling architectural feature, with patterns from jackets in Clyde’s wardrobe printed onto each aluminum panel.

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The colors in the model categorize the panels according to breaks and sizes. Between the differing anchor placements, prints, panel sizes, and panel shapes, all 550 aluminum panels ended up being unique. Even more complex were the ribs which held them in place. Because the panels were anchored at different angles, every drill hole had to be custom placed. Thus, each of the 69 ribs had 6 segments for a total of 463 segments, each with 3 unique faces. 

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CAD art design for Clyde Frazier's Wine and Dine.

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Five threaded rods support each rib. The central columns do not hold the weight of the panels.

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