Murdock Solon Architects

Murdock Solon Architects

New York, NY



The first North American branch of the high end European chocolatier 2 Beans is now open in New York.  Located right off of Grand Central Station, the flagship shop accommodates both chocolate bar and coffee bar to serve decadent treats on the ground floor with additional seating on the mezzanine level.  

Murdock Solon Architects developed the brand prototype to include rich smoked chestnut millwork display throughout the space with complementary dashes of the brand’s signature orange on feature walls and back-lit panels.  Iridescent mosaic tiles and die-cut stainless steel signage add warmth and depth to the 18-feet high retail area.  A custom light chandelier shimmers from the ceiling as the focal point over the chocolate bar.  The coffee bar serves both beverages and pastries to-go behind a creamy white marble counter.

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Status: Built
Location: New York, NY, US
Firm Role: Architect
Additional Credits: Principal-in-Charge: Kelly Solon
Project Architect: Elizabeth Wu
Project Team: Joshua Morgenstern, Shea Murdock, Lisa Ileka
Structural Engineer: Severud Associates
MEP Engineer: Gabor Szakal Consulting Engineers PC
General Contractor: Certified of NY
Photography: Frank Oudeman