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Brazilian Architect Isay Weinfeld Will Design the New Four Seasons Restaurant

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The team behind the storied restaurant will move to Park Avenue in 2017

When the iconic Four Seasons Restaurant vacates its former space within the Seagram Building this summer, it'll have a place to land. The New York Times reports that the team behind the eatery, Julian Niccolini and Alex von Bidder, are officially moving to 280 Park Avenue, just a few blocks south of the original restaurant.

The team has also chosen an architect for the new space: Brazilian Isay Weinfeld will conceptualize the look of the entire space, including its architecture, furnishings, and even the tableware used throughout the restaurant. Though Weinfeld has worked on a number of projects, including restaurants, around the world, his only other New York project thus far is Jardim, a luxury condo that's currently in the works on West 27th Street.

Per the Times, the new design will feature two distinct rooms, just like the old Four Seasons, along with a new outdoor space and a private dining room. But there's no word yet on what Weinfeld's design will look like as yet; Niccolini told the Times that they "really don’t know" if it'll echo the old space at all. The team is hoping to open by late 2017, and may do pop-ups (including a possible Four Seasons food truck, because nothing is sacred) in the meantime.

The Modernist masterpiece that is the old Four Seasons, meanwhile, will close on July 16 in advance of its revamp by Major Food Group. The interiors will be auctioned off by Wright Auctions in July, with basically everything—from branded plates to the Grill Room's banquettes to tulip tables designed by Eero Saarninen—up for grabs.