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Interior Design by CCS Architecture seen at M.Y. China, San Francisco - Interior Design
Interior Design by CCS Architecture seen at M.Y. China, San Francisco - Interior Design

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Celebrity Chef Martin Yan has opened M.Y. China at the Graton Resort & Casino in Rohnert Park, his second in a new series of fine dining establishments. His modern interpretation of traditional, high-end Chinese cuisine is a paired with ancient culture and authentic ingredients.

The new restaurant at Graton Casino covers an expansive 8,000 square feet over two floors, a composition of walnut, slate, blackened and stainless steel. Guests enter from the casino floor past the inviting bar and beneath an undulating red ceiling element comprised of vertically oriented red acoustical fabric panels. With 175 seats, the first floor is comprised of several areas for eating and drinking; the bar, “temple room”, main dining room and bar seating along the full exhibition kitchen, where “Noodle Dancers” are the star of the show, preparing fresh noodles and wok dishes for all to see.

A walnut clad stair adorned with custom tattoo art pieces leads to the dining mezzanine, a sumptuous dining space for 50 overlooking the dining room below. The surrounding space can be divided into smaller areas for private parties and features a custom dragon graffiti-inspired mural by tattoo artist Khalil Rintye of Ed Hardy Tattoo City in San Francisco.

Other design elements include a glowing entry of laser cut characters in blackened steel, locally fabricated, bronze plated prayer wheels, custom designed and fabricated tattoo artwork lining the stairs, walnut walls and shelves, a metal-crete bar top and metal filigree wall elements.

The first flagship restaurant (designed by BCV Architects) was opened at the Westfield Centre San Francisco a year previous.

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CCS Architecture, with offices in San Francisco and New York City, is dedicated to excellence in architecture and interior design. Since its inception in 1990, CCS has designed a diverse range of public and private buildings and interiors. The firm has gained international acclaim for the architectural and commercial success of restaurant projects, while the uniqueness of residential, commercial, and mixed-use projects has met with an unusual degree of owner satisfaction and media praise.

CCS seeks to explore opportunities of maximum potential and express them at a scale appropriate to each project. The work is firmly based in the modernist idiom, where innovation and creativity are balanced by common sense and experience. The firm is known for creating projects with exceptional spatial and material qualities, and for providing outstanding professional service.

Cass Calder Smith founded CCS Architecture in 1990, and now has three Associate Principals; Barbara Turpin-Vickroy, Taylor Lawson and Melissa Werner. The principals direct a staff of 30 between the two offices.

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