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Willmott’s Ghost Restaurant Opens in Domed Amazon Spheres in Seattle

03.12.19 | By
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Just recently Willmott’s Ghost, the latest restaurant from James Beard Award winning chef Renee Erickson and partners, opened inside Amazon’s The Spheres in Seattle, Washington. The restaurant is housed within a glass-enclosed dome requiring creative thinking from Heliotrope Architects and interior design firm Price Erickson.

The interior space curves around following the lines of the dome which inspired the geometric nature of the restaurant. Italian marble countertops give nod to the restaurant’s cuisine – traditional Italian – serving Roman-style pizza al taglio and Italian aperitivo cocktails. The kitchen remains visible allowing patrons to watch the chefs cook their meals.

The curved walls are covered in painted wood pickets that were inspired by the sides of coins with their knurled finish.

The white marble, pastel pink tile, and shades of green offer a softer palette of the Italian flag. The chairs, table tops, and bar stool seats are fashioned from white oak adding a layer of warmth to the space, as does the brass accents.

The bathroom features a custom brass sink and mirror that’s paired with custom pink Ann Sacks Moroccan tiles.

The restaurant is housed on the ground floor with a three-story jungle above it.

Construction by Dovetail.
Interior photos by Kevin Scott.
Exterior photos by Aaron Leitz.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.