Thursday, January 20, 2011

Restaurant Interior Design | Umu Japanese Restaurant | Thailand | Design Worldwide Partnership

Dusit Thani Manila wanted to combine the spaces of its then two separate restaurants, a Vietnamese and a Japanese, to create one new signature Japanese restaurant for the hotel, bringing an addition of sophisticated fine dining venue to the city.

dwp was selected to provide the design consultancy and come up with a concept that would inspire the venue for authentic Japanese cuisine and contemporary ambience. The designer achieved this by blending varieties of traditional Japanese elements and materials which results in the unique Japanese fine dining experience.

The whole design concept was based on a journey in Kyoto. The restaurant is divided into three dining areas set apart by different atmospheres, be it market zone for sushi and robata area, shogun palace for the main dining area, and Japanese home for private dining. A 3-dimensional wall treatment, reflecting the uniqueness of Japanese origami, adds a visual interest and contemporary feel to the restaurant.

The restaurant was recently shortlisted as one of the top-four for Best Restaurant/Lounge – Luxury, by Hotel and Motel Management in their recent Hotel World's Global Hospitality & Design Awards Competition 2008, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Competition entries were judged by the editorial staff of Hotel & Motel Management, Hotel Design and Luxury Hotelier magazines.........more


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