Acacia & Oak Trees at Queensyard Restaurant
Artificial indoor trees from TreeScapes & PlantWorks make a big impact when used as restaurant décor. We’re pleased to have provided a number of trees to famous eateries across the globe, including this recent New York project.
The Hudson Yards development is a multi-use space that invites visitors to “Live, Shop, Work & Dine in New York”. One of the dining options is the British inspired restaurant, bar, and café called Queensyard (also known as “queensyard”).
We created realistic, impactful replica trees to complement the design and décor.
“Creating a comfortable, homelike atmosphere was a fundamental consideration in the restaurant’s concept and design.”
“The genesis of the name itself alludes to D&D’s British origin, where the term “yard” refers to small meeting places, and also refers back to the origin of this site, the rail yard.
Our design reflects those influences — culture, site and history — blending the warm environment of an English country home with a modern aesthetic.”
–English Invasion: New Restaurant Brings British Isles to New York City, Restaurant Development & Design magazine
The owners and designers focused on design accents that evoked authenticity: low, hand painted wood ceilings, shelves filled with intriguing British collectables, and trees that feel right out of an English countryside.
Queensyard also features touches of irreverent British flair, like interactive cocktails that double as mini art pieces, quirky flavor combinations, and bathrooms that only play songs by Queen.
There’s even a halibut dish that’s billed as an interpretation of the classic American treat, Rocky Road ice cream! Guests can enjoy formal dining, mixed drinks, or royal tea and scones.
The restaurant features two types of reproduction trees: Replica Acacia trees and Replica Oak. Both are significant in British culture, and prominent throughout the United Kingdom.
Our artisans paired natural wood trunks with handcrafted foliage, made from molds of real Acacia and Oak leaves. These artificial indoor trees will stay green and never need any watering or trimming.
Faux indoor trees are increasingly popular in restaurants, but Queensyard has a slightly different aesthetic.
Many establishments focus on one statement tree, like the replica Cherry Blossom tree at Okura Sushi, or the replica Mediterranean Olive Tree in the center of CATCH restaurant in Vegas.
Queensyard has opted to place multiple faux Acacia and Oaks throughout the space, giving guests ample opportunities to dine and socialize beneath the trees. They provide a warm, inviting look that’s as memorable as it is beautiful!
Queensyard is part of D&D London, a restaurant and hospitality firm that includes 43 diverse establishments. The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yard are a curated collaboration from world renowned chef Thomas Keller and famed restaurateur and developer Kenneth A. Himmel.
Queensyard was designed by Nancy J. Ruddy, Founding Principal of CetraRuddy, an award-winning global architecture and interior design firm based in New York. The walls feature custom murals by American artist Sarah Moore.
Photo Credits: Will Stanley, courtesy of QueensyardNYC.com
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