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3 International Eateries With Exquisite Materials on the Menu

Exquisite materials are on the menu at these international eateries.

1. Firm:

Project: XYZ Lounge

Site: Ghent, Belgium

Standout: At the architect-artist’s first hospitality project, an installation vibe is achieved with Italian marble paneling and surfacing and a Memphis-esque palette.

2. Firm: and

Project: Noma

Site: Copenhagen

Standout: Regional woods are the muse at the larger reincarnation of the Michelin–starred restaurant, where pine paneling is charred in the kitchen, but Douglas fir and oak are left natural throughout.

3. Firm:

Project: Chandon

Site: Coldstream, Australia

Standout: After sampling the vineyard’s sparkling wine, showcased with custom fiberglass displays, visitors retire to the restaurant’s banquettes, the aged-leather upholstery the color of brut rosé.

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