Yaroslav Galant innovative design studio finished work on an interior of Japanese cuisine restaurant – Hanaya Sushi & Gin Bar, located in Lisbon. The eclectic concept of the place – a cozy drawing room of the European who is deep in Japan – was inspired by travel of authors across Portugal and their old interest in Japanese culture.
Almost imperceptible interlacings of quotes from traditional Portuguese esthetics and the principles of Japanese philosophy connect history, art, the nature and modern everyday life. So, for example, ornaments of stone lace from the Monserat palace located in Sintra became a prototype of stamped wall of the hall.
The metal facade of a bar counter repeats drawing of a typical Portuguese tile and causes associations with raw fish – a basis of Japanese cuisine. And shades of conventional scales – a tribute to one of symbols of Portugal – a blue sardine.
Simplicity, “dampness”, incompleteness and understatement, common to Japanese esthetics, break and animate form of a drawing room by the wine bar from metal fittings, flower cache-pots from the rusted industrial details, unexpected wooden fragment of an ancient Portuguese mill.
Pictures of the Portuguese artist Victor Teixeira living on Madeira island became bright visual accent of the atmosphere.
Being scenery for refined Japanese cuisine from one of the best sushi teams of Europe, this interior of implications communicates with the guest more than in two languages. Photographs and text courtesy of Yaroslav Galant Innovative Design