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It’s a good bet that few hummus joints look this chic. Mistie Cohen, partner in Oren’s Hummus, worked with Alina Cherny, design manager of Tecta Associates, to go all out with the newest and largest Oren’s—located at Main Street Cupertino. It’s the first designed from scratch.
19419 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, orenshummus.com
Each of the three Oren’s locations features a chandelier, but none as grand as this one. Made of Italian crystal with 6,087 pieces, this showstopper took a worker seven days took a worker seven days to put together.
When Alina Cherny designed the long planter box, Nancy Dobronsky came up with the idea for the floating wood ladderlike piece above it. Restoration Hardware’s voluminous teardrop pendants were hung inside and alongside.
Handmade harlequin-patterned cement tiles, imported from Vietnam, jazz up the floor. Nancy Dobronsky, wife of the restaurant’s namesake founder, chose this particular motif because of its French-like style, she says.
Tables, planters and walls sport reclaimed wood, a favorite element of Mistie Cohen’s, sourced from Terra Amico. “We have always strived for an elegant and casual atmosphere," she says, "and reclaimed wood is unpretentious, warm and has a very comforting feel to it.”
Originally published in the July/August issue of Silicon Valley
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