Fork

Fork’s functional, chic ambiance holds a special place in the hearts of Philadelphia restaurant-goers. The brainchild of Meg Rodgers and hospitality entrepreneurs Ellen Yin and Roberto Sella, Marguerite Rodgers has regularly refreshed the restaurant since it opened in 1997 but has always retained the centrally located bar for conviviality and happenstance meetings. Currently, the soaring space features an open kitchen that is like a proscenium, framing the action of food preparation. A forest of life-size birch trees shimmers from the wall murals painted by Tony Demelas, a mesmerizing landscape for patrons. The handwrought light fixtures, designed by Marguerite Rodgers, were fabricated in collaboration with Robert Phillips Metalwork and Dennis Haugh. The oversized shades made from Klimt-inspired watercolor paintings by Dennis Haugh render the height of the space intimate. The fixtures remain as quintessential to the restaurant as the weekly chef’s table and cast a comfortable glow. 

  • Lighting Design: Sean O’Connor Lighting
  • Photography: Trevor Dixon and Halkin | Mason Photography
Photography: Trevor Dixon
Photography: Trevor Dixon
Photography: Halkin | Mason
Photography: Halkin | Mason
Photography: Halkin | Mason
Photography: Halkin Mason