Only Love Strangers Brings “Sensory Fantasy” to New York City

Cobalt blue surfaces line this bar and restaurant in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, designed as a “retro-futuristic oasis”.

On the corner of East Houston and Allen streets, Only Love Strangers is a two-level cocktail lounge, restaurant and live-music
venue that draws influences from 1960s and 70s surrealism.

Only Love Strangers blended references ranging from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey movie and Eileen Gray’s E-1027 villa to the sculptures of Alexander Calder for the interiors.


A site of sensory fantasy – especially for discerning creatives – Only Love Strangers boasts a unique aesthetic that encourages
endless discovery. Guests who enter the 6,300-square-foot (585-square-metre) space are greeted at a cantilevered, brushed-aluminium host stand.

Straight ahead, through an arched opening, is a bar area enveloped in floor-to-ceiling cobalt blue tiles with blue grouting.

A brushed-aluminium bar counter has rounded ends echoed by a light fixture above, and industrial-style bar stools provide seating for seven.

SOURCE | Dezeen


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Lucy Mister

3rd July 2024