Since 1997, Vesta’s design has remained a timeless example of how vital the ambiance is to the overall guest experience. Vesta, the Goddess of the Hearth, was used as design inspiration to create a dining destination and experience unique to Denver. Themes of warmth, sensuality and dreams helped to create the handcrafted industrial design. Roth Sheppard Architects and GOOG Industrial Design combined talents to create Vesta’s many artistic features.
The mythological Six Vestal Virgins that protected the symbolic flame are seen in an abstract sculpture at the host stand and in repeated steel sculptures holding up the standing bar, the concrete bar, the front awning, and the soffit over the bar. Six orange blown glass light fixtures stand on the bar resemble the flame. Curved booths, penetrating design features, open flames from the exposed grill and fabric light fixtures soften the industrial design and bring a sensuality and warmth to the space that complements the soundtrack and food that makes Vesta.
After 12 years, Vesta still feels fresh, hip, and timeless. The architectural, interior, and industrial design of Vesta sets the tone for the worldly, bold and exotic flavors that define the Vesta dining experience. Vesta Dipping Grill was a winner of the American Institute of Architecture’s Award for Design in 1997. Korn Design won an honorable mention from HOW magazine for the branding and graphic design package for Vesta Dipping Grill.
Vesta Dipping Grill
1822 Blake St.
Denver, CO 80202