A Taiwanese restaurant that invites you to grandma’s house

Service: Plant Design + Care
Location: Greenpoint

Through an immersive, two-story plant design, LIVIN partnered with wenwen to evoke the inner and outer worlds of a space beloved by chef Eric Sze: Grandma’s house.

On the first floor, lush plants spotlight Taiwanese artifacts to amplify the charm of the home. Downstairs, brick-embedded moss and ladder-dangling plastic planters recreate the alleyways outside. Together, the two floors create an ecosystem that transports diners to chef Sze’s savory, comforting memories of Taiwan.

Fun fact:  We “aged” the terracotta planters in the downstairs space with limestone and sandpaper in order to mimic the wear and tear of the planters that line the streets of Taiwan.