5 Iconic Restaurant Designs by Adam Tihany
"The first thing you see when you get out of the elevator at the Mandarin is what we call the money shot: It's all about gold," Tihany says. "The desire was to create something that was very tactile and strong and original. It punches you in the stomach. It's a symbol of power. It's very pure in a way, and in your face. You can't say no."