Balena | The Bristol’s new Italian sibling
Breaking down the combined effort between the Bristol and the BOKA Group.
“It was a very challenging building,” says Karen Herold of 555 Design, who designed the rustic Girl & the Goat and the breezy GT Fish & Oyster. Landmark was recessed between two other buildings; to give it more visibility, a white-plaster facade with large arched windows and doors was added. Inside, Herold modeled her decor on Pandel’s “honest” style of cooking: rustic, timeless and European, with jolts of “edge and color,” such as a six-foot-in-diameter clock (pictured) she constructed.