SOUTHEAST ASIA BUILDING07 Jun 2021
ICRAVE completes the LAVO restaurant on top of Marina Bay Sands
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Singapore – ICRAVE collaborates with TAO Group Hospitality to bring the LAVO brand to life in Singapore. Perched 57 storeys atop the roof of the iconic Marina Bay Sands, LAVO Singapore is the third outpost of the wildly successful Italian-American restaurant concept based in New York and Las Vegas, and marks TAO's first venture in Asia.

ICRAVE was tasked with designing an environment that evoked a centuries-old Italian bistro, but without feeling out of place in such a futuristic location. Designed as a series of rooms that provide a warm backdrop for brunch, a cocktail, vibe dining, or even a big night out, LAVO seamlessly switches from restaurant to lounge to nightclub.

The design of the space draws on ICRAVE's design for LAVO New York. Reclaimed subway tile, custom-painted and aged light fixtures, antique mirrors, tobacco-stained plaster, and warm, brick-lined interiors create the feeling that the restaurant has been there for centuries, and also establishes a connection with its North American outposts.

To celebrate its new location above Marina Bay Sands' cantilevered sky garden, however, LAVO Singapore features floor-to-ceiling windows that offer guests panoramic views of Singapore's skyline. The design also highlights LAVO Singapore's greenery and open views, with a sprawling terrace and lush garden entrance, framed by a light timber trellis.

LAVO Singapore is anchored with two bars, one inside and one outside, which allows for cocktails and views throughout the space. A fully-equipped DJ booth sits between the lounge and the dining area, allowing guests to take in the music anywhere in the space. Custom branded sightseeing binoculars, a LAVO-branded Instagram sculpture, and a custom gelato cart complete the vibe-dining experience.

ICRAVE's design leverages this unique location, creating a space that maximizes the view of the city while still staying true to the LAVO brand's ambience and concept. At 57 stories above ground with 180 degrees views of the city, LAVO is the ideal place to take in the Singapore skyline.