Restaurant concept is based on the contrast of hand crafted wooden details, made in old Japanese technique – shou sugi ban, mixed/merged together with colourful glass and epoxy design pieces, inspired by Japanese traditions and today’s exaggerated Tokyo sea of neon.
Each of wooden plank is different and crafted by experienced masters practicing wabi-sabi (world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection.) Characteristics of the wabi-sabi aesthetic include asymmetry, roughness, simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy, and appreciation of the ingenuous integrity of natural objects and processes. Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi includes kintsugi, also known as kintsukuroi (golden repair) – Japanese art of repairing broken pottery, treat breakage and repair it as part of the history of an object.
And there’s bright example for mixed centuries in one object – boat shaped lightning object. Inspiration of this object was taken from wasen – traditional Japanese boat. Wa means “traditional Japanese thing”, sen is one of suffix meaning boat or ship. The size and silhouette of lighting object shows the exact prototype of traditional Japanese fishing boat.
We can’t forget about modern Japan, manga style bright colours and sexuality.