Archive for the ‘Press’ Category


Monday, November 18th, 2013

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Our latest, American Cut, the modern Art Deco-inspired Tribeca steakhouse for Marc Forgione and LDV Hospitality has been open for just over a month, and the reviews are pouring in. Read our favorite so far from Joshua David Stein at The Observer here.

CAFFE STORICO / Gotham Magazine

Thursday, March 8th, 2012


The March 2012 issue of Gotham Magazine features a fashion editorial shot at our favorite NY restaurant.

Caffè Storico is Stephen Starr’s Italian-inspired cicchetteria located in the New-York Historical Society. Executive chef Jim Burke helms the kitchen, turning out small plates, handmade pastas, entrées, and classic desserts; an all-Italian wine list rounds out the menu. The restaurant, designed by SLDesign, incorporates both modern and vintage elements such as leather banquette seating and china selected from the museum’s collection.

If you can’t pick up a copy, you can read it online here.

SLDESIGN / Hospitality Design

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Chris is profiled in the March 2012 issue of Hospitality Design in a feature called Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design.

Thanks to HDMag for the Q + A and all the love.

Chris Sheffield says he didn’t always know he wanted to be a designer, but he definitely found his calling. From American Fish in Las Vegas to Corkbuzz wine bar in New York and Arrow Swim Club in Philadelphia, his diverse portfolio shows not only the depth of his talent, but his ability to create spaces that inspire and engage the guests.

Read the article here


Monday, December 12th, 2011

Caffe Storico Logo
It feels as though we’ve been living in New York for the past two months, but with several new projects opening since Thanksgiving, there’s finally an opportunity to share our latest and greatest.

Caffe Storico is Stephen Starr’s newest restaurant. Located at the recently renovated New-York Historical Society, we designed the 75-seat space to evoke the spirit of a contemporary Venetian cicchettiria; a combination of modern furniture and bold color in a historic envelope that recalls the the charm of the museum’s 19th century Victorian past and the Italian aesthetic. Adorning the walls are Chinese and 19th century European porcelain and Staffordshire china—all from the New-York Historical Society’s collection—adding splashes of blue and green hues to the warm white space.

Caffe Storico South

The restaurant just opened to the public on Saturday, but Eater has a sneak peek inside the space.

Gothamist also has a great gallery of images.

Photo by Daniel Krieger for Eater.


Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Recently, Chris was interviewed for a feature in Dining & Designing, a new column in which Eater National and Curbed National profile and explore the design of restaurants.

Thanks to Julie Earle-Levine for a great Q+A.

Philadelphia-based Chris Sheffield, who started SLDesign in 2005, masterminded the interiors of Bills Bar & Burger in Manhattan, the 400-seat largest standalone burger joint in the country, Amalia at the Dream Hotel (also in NYC), and the award-winning Postcard Inn (St. Pete Beach, FL). He’s currently working on revamping Stone Rose in NYC’s Time Warner Building, a new restaurant for Stephen Starr at the New York Historical Society, a swank private swim club and restaurant in Philadelphia, plus a cool new wine bar concept for the world’s youngest female master sommelier. He spoke to us about themed restaurants, the thrill of working for Starr and Steve Hanson, and his desire to create an urban hotel in Philadelphia. Or Paris. Either works.

Read the entire article: here.

ONE SHOT COFFEE / Apartment Therapy

Friday, April 29th, 2011


One Shot Coffee is addictive. Thanks to Bethany Seawright and Apartment Therapy for the great feature on our favorite little coffee shop, One Shot Coffee in Philadelphia that we just happened to design.

Read it here.

ONE SHOT COFFEE / Hospitality Design

Thursday, February 24th, 2011


One Shot Coffee is featured by Hospitality Design this week as an online exclusive, noting that “the two-story space has a handcrafted, been-there-forever, homey feel.”

Read the online coverage here.

POSTCARD INN / Details Magazine

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Our work at Postcard Inn is featured in the November issue of Details magazine. The Style section feature “Stay Here Now” includes Postcard Inn in their round-up of one of a kind escapes. Calling Postcard Inn one of the 9 Best New Design Hotels, the feature highlights vacation spots that “showcase the world-class work of influential architects and designers.”

“Originally a Travelodge, the inn was recently made over by Philadelphia’s SLDesign, which mixed vintage and modern–Eames chairs, Modernica stools –for a neo-bohemian vibe driven home by the 1,200 feet of rope macraméd into a light fixture in the lobby.”

Read the online coverage here.


Friday, April 30th, 2010

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve received 2010 Hospitality Design Awards for our work at 675 Bar in New York (Winner, Best Nightclub, Lounge or Bar) and for the Postcard Inn on the Beach in St. Petersburg, FL (Finalist, Best Mid-range/Economy Hotel).

Thanks to Hospitality Design magazine and to the judges.  Both projects will be published in the May/June issue of HD.  Looking forward to celebrating at the awards presentation in June.

Read the entire article here.


Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Postcard Inn Outdoor SeatingJason Oliver Nixon writes about Postcard Inn in his Jet Set blog for Delta Sky Magazine online.

“The Postcard Inn is the colorful re-do of a 1960s-era motel, and the results are terrific. It’s cheap. It’s chic. The rooms are smart, fun and inviting. The public spaces are wonderful, mixing eclectic, oft-vintage furnishings with gorgeous coffee table books and plenty of spots to kick back with a cool cocktail.”

“Frankly, the Postcard Inn is far more stylish—and a heck of a lot cheaper—than Miami’s South Beach, so if you’re looking for a relaxed-chic, boho beach experience, book the Postcard Inn and pronto. It’s a winner.”

Glad you liked it Jason.

Read the entire article here.