A traditional Japanese tea room inspired the finishes and palettes. Tatami matting effect, timber fretwork and ceiling details.
The Kyoto roofline inspired the large-scale artwork in the space.
A design highlight is the cherry blossom tree, which creates a canopy stretching across the ceiling with glass lanterns creating a warm atmosphere of warm “festoon” style lighting.
There’s a low-level sushi counter where the guests can sit opposite the sushi chefs to watch them prepare the dishes. And also a traditional ‘zashiki seating’ option, which we placed on a raised platform to enhance accessibility.
Finally, an open galley kitchen activates the guest experience with high-level seating to connect the guest with the galley.