JEANETTE didon (former DALROT) /
co-founder & CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Jeanette is a Swedish interior architect and furniture designer. After successfully running her design studio in Stockholm for 5 years she relocated to New York for its ever changing and vibrant hospitality scene. During the years in Stockholm she worked with a variety of prestigious clients, from Sweden’s largest hospitality group to the smallest boutique restaurateurs, creating unique signature interiors. Interiors that got her awarded for best restaurant design for restaurant Ekstedt and a nomination for best international bar design for Pubologi. Jeanette started her New York career working alongside her inspiration and later mentor, restaurateur and designer Serge Becker. She later headed as the design director for hospitality group Neighborhood Projects, owned and operated by restaurateur Matt Abramcyk. Later she worked as the creative director of New York design studio No Vacancy. In 2016, partnering with Lukas Didon, she founded the hospitality design studio BYBLACK, a design studio focusing on conceptual bar, -restaurant and hotel design for an international market.
Inspired by the undone, the unseen and everything that is yet to be accomplished, the signatures and main focus of her work is creating unique spatial designs with custom details from the bones up. Operational aesthetics as seamless concepts.
LUKAS DIDON /
co-founder & MANAGING PARTNER
Lukas is a passionate entrepreneur, strategist and scientist. He is well experienced in business development and has co-founded several startups in New York. He is the author of numerous scientific publications and has a PhD and postdoc in respiratory and genetic medicine, respectively, from the leading institutions Karolinska Institutet (Stockholm, Sweden) and Weill Cornell Medical College (New York, US). Alongside his scientific career Lukas started his own strategy and advisory firm in New York for his freelance strategy consulting projects. He is now Head of the US Health Care Practice at a 250+ person international management consulting firm supporting its global Forbes 500 financial service clients with advisory services and all stages of project management. To satisfy his other passions and curiosities in the creative fields, Lukas established and managed the US operations of both the Swedish high-end bicycle brand BIKEID and brand experience agency GFC in New York.
Through his diverse ventures, he has gained substantial experience of leading complex international projects within business, research and creative industries. As a natural team leader and confidant of collaborators, he has also managed and planned several commercial space build-outs on Manhattan. With responsibilities from leading the design teams, developing terms between the contractual parties, to managing the contractors, vendors and manufacturing companies. In 2016, Lukas teamed up with the hospitality designer Jeanette Dalrot to establish the hospitality design studio BYBLACK.