REIGN Restaurant at The Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto

The Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto is home to the REIGN Restaurant, which is the culinary and architectural showpiece of the hotel. We collaborated intimately with Rockwell Group to create a completely bespoke mural to suit the moody and regal atmosphere of the space.

Inspired by traditional paintings depicting royal English gardens, the mural is based on an original hand-painted artwork custom made for this project. Working closely with Rockwell Group we created a stunning mural tailored to the theme of the restaurant and depicting specific details such as as swans and timeless figures dotting the landscape. The mural was then printed in greyscale with reflective golden touches bringing the mural to life. To achieve this effect, we fine-tuned the print process to allow the metallic substrate to shine through the subdued black and white tones, and golden glints and shimmers in the sky and water, enlivening the scene.

Install Photography by Ben Rahn/A-Frame