On February 11, 2017, Galantis performed at Kola House to support the Jonathan Simkhai NYFW afterparty in New York City.
Guest in attendance: Joel Simkhai, May Kwok, AlunaGeorge, Cindy Bruna, John Targon, Ian Melloncamp, J Logan Horne, Dorothy Wang, Ezra J William, Danielle Bernstein, Michael Tommasiello, Caroline Daur, Isaac Hindiniller, Jenny Albright, Moti Ankari and Claudia Oshry
Kola House, located in the Meatpacking District, combines an American shareables with global influences menu by Executive Chef Jon Feshan with an innovative cocktail menu developed by resident flavor chemist, Alex Ott. Found throughout the food and beverage menus is the kola nut, an emerging ingredient in modern food culture that provides a natural source of caffeine and rich flavor, and has long been seen as a symbol of hospitality. Kola House’s interior was led by Kravitz Design Inc., a team of passionate creatives led by Lenny Kravitz, in partnership with PepsiCo Design. Anchored by a copper-pipe Kola bar, Kola House is a unique blend of raw industrial materials juxtaposed against elevated design elements. Concrete, blackened steel and vintage red brick meet paneled American walnut walls, herringbone wood floors, and hand-knotted silk carpets. The space is meant to be inviting, yet sophisticated. The muted color scheme serves as the perfect backdrop for surprising infusions of color, introduced through large-scale vibrant artwork by notable figures like Japanese contemporary artist Tomokazu Matsuyama. Tomokazu was identified by Swizz Beatz, Kola House’s art curator, and will be the first contemporary artist featured throughout the space.