The Spheres, downtown Seattle’s trio of plant-filled geodesic domes, designed by NBBJ for Amazon but open to the public, now boasts two distinctive dining and drinking spots courtesy of chef Renee Erickson’s Sea Creatures–the restaurant group behind local favorites (for both food and ambience) The Whale Wins and Bar Melusine.
The latest addition is airy Italian eatery Willmott’s Ghost, a collaboration between the group’s interior design firm, Price Erickson Interiors, and Heliotrope Architects, with lighting by dePelecyn Studio. Italian marble countertops, blush walls and accents of gold along with playful details, such as abstract art prints and a pastel-hued espresso machine, offer diners an inspiring spot to cozy up inside an architectural marvel dominated by curves and glass.
Tucked discreetly at the base of the Spheres, Deep Dive sits in stark contrast to Willmott’s Ghost. The moody speakeasy-style cocktail bar features curiosities curated by collector Curtis Steiner, made to spark exploration into the worlds of Charles Darwin and Jules Verne. Graham Baba Architects sought to reflect a vast emotional journey throughout its intimate footprint (1,677 square feet), with Charlie Hellstern Interior Design implementing luxurious elements such as midnight blue velvet upholstery, vintage rugs and decorative panels for an immersive experience that’s truly a plunge into adventures past.
PHOTO: AARON LEITZ
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