TAO Downtown occupies the former Matsuri and Hiro Ballroom spaces in New York’s Maritime Hotel. Rockwell Group re-envisioned the two-story space as a Gotham speakeasy with an Asian sensibility. The restaurant, bar and lounge layer raw and industrial elements, and vintage Asian-influenced details.
The LAB at Rockwell Group developed several animations for Quan Yin, a 20’ statue in the main dining room. The LAB utilized 3D projection mapping software to wrap the animations around the sculptural form, allowing Quan Yin to seamlessly transform before guests.