Interior design as artful and thought-provoking as the cuisine… without distracting from the food presentation, was our design intent.
To achieve this, we created an abstract Japanese water garden that would act as a theatrical backdrop to the beautiful cuisine. The result is an interior that feels meticulously planned, yet absolutely natural and layered, much like the ingredient combinations of celebrity Japanese chef Nobu. We created this sophisticated “landscape” within the restaurant through the layering of the various interior architecture elements.
Custom “bubble” pendants with blown glass balls in shades of copper, amber and gold, reminiscent of flowing water, highlight the ceilings, which are punctuated by ripples achieved with a bronze inlay detail. Tall custom metal sculptures, suggestive of reeds or water plants, act as both architectural screens to create semi- private dining spaces as well as sculptural backdrops. Glazed ceramic forms flow across the walls and become beautiful expressions of movement that dance throughout the restaurant. And finally, walls and columns are clad in dark stained timber in an origami-like construction to suggest earth or stone embankments. The layering of these various architectural vistas creates a destination food and beverage experience beyond the guests’ expectations.
A glamorous bar and lounge area, sushi bar, semi-private teppanyaki counters and private dining rooms were all carefully planned to provide a host of varied and exciting experiences for the guest.