Architecture/design firm founded by Ali Tayar in New York, New York.
work ranges from objects and furniture (ellen’s brackets) to commercial
interiors (PoP Burger and Pizza Bar in NYC, the Omnia Hotel in Zermatt)
and architectural projects (Carbon Fiber House). Tayar’s designs were
featured in “Mutant Materials in Contemporary Design” and “Workspheres”
at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, “Aluminum by Design” at the
Cooper-Hewitt and “US Design 1975-200” at the Denver Art Museum. His
work is represented in the permanent collections of the Musse des Arts
Decoratifs de Montreal, the Denver Art Museum, the Carnegie Art Museum
and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.
Source: https://architizer.com/firms/parallel-design-by-ali-tayar/ (accessed 23 May 2017)
Tayar, M. Ali. PoP: A Restaurant in the East Village, NYC. Ali Tayar Archive. Aga Khan Documentation Center, MIT Libraries.
A booklet containing photographs of Pop Restaurant, constructed in 1998 near Union Square in New York City. Ali Tayar designed a series of Pop restaurants for owner Roy Liebenthal including several outposts of Pop Burger, a high-end fast-food restaurant. Tayar employed modular elements, such as pre-cut wood sheets and metal panels, to construct an interior space that draws from the design cues of mid-century Modernism, resulting in a streamlined simplicity that contrasts with the existing structure's complex and weighty Romanesque and Beaux-Arts facade.