The Science of Food

The region’s finest restaurants have plenty to teach us about interior design. Here, we take a closer look at Café ArtScience, where high-tech gadgetry and French cooking share the limelight.

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Photograph by Jared Kuzia

cafe artscience

Photograph by Jared Kuzia

1. Custom Italian glass pendant lights create a focal point among the chaos of pipes and ducts.

2. A cast-concrete bar top seems nearly weightless with under-­counter lighting.

3. Something as simple as a curtain can separate a private dining room from the other space.

4. Chalkboard-­painted honeycomb-shaped panels add dimension to the wall.

5. A few white leather chairs ordered from Italy offer a tailored counterpoint to the soft sofa forms.

6. Every space needs a little green. Here, it’s rendered in low-back velvet banquettes.

7. Natural-wood flooring reveals that the hegemony of shiny polyurethane wood is clearly over.


Related: Check out Corby Kummer’s review of Café ArtScience, published in the May 2015 issue of Boston.