In a world where it is considered such commonplace to “throw the baby out with the bath water” so to speak, it is a breath of fresh air when one can so masterfully find creative ways to employ otherwise overlooked items.
When you walk through the eclectic doors with reclaimed chicken wire glass, the arched set of antique silvered glass copper windows that is lit just behind the bar catches your eye right away, and you cannot help but be drawn to the copper pendant lights that float across the room overhead.
Thanks to OGT, Cata, an upscale restaurant on New York’s Lower East Side, was able to do just that. By artistically using refurbished décor, they were able to create a very unique ambiance for their patrons, proving that a good meal definitely begins with presentation! Of course, in a restaurant that boasts an ever-changing menu, and a schedule that is as unique as the flavor d’jour, one would expect nothing less.
The different fixtures, all with different stories to tell, definitely contribute to the undeniable eclectic, yet swanky feel of this place. It is undoubtedly… unparalleled. This is definitely not something that can be replicated. It is not your run-of-the-mill, everyday décor, simply because these pieces cannot be picked up at your local Walmart. They are one of a kind.
Sometimes beautifully flawed for what they were originally intended, but repurposed and remade into something even greater. The beauty of this place is not unlike an inner-city church choir, although each individual piece by itself has its own innate beauty, it is only when they are all combined that you can truly appreciate its splendor.