Blackbird Bar Arancini

The Blackbird Restaurant

This project is a restaurant relocation. The Blackbird Restaurant currently exists in nearby Black Mountain but is making a move to the heart of the “big city” to a street level space in the new Aloft Hotel in Asheville.

A big design challenge has been to create a space that maintains and reflects the warmth and comfort of their existing local farm-to-table restaurant in this shiny new modern structure. To achieve that, we’ve been collaborating with local artists to incorporate locally milled lumber, hand-made light fixtures, mirrors, and wall sculpture - and a site-fabricated and patina-ed zinc bar top.

This project is scheduled to be completed in Fall 2012.

Works in Progress