Morimoto Restaurant

This interior was done in a 2011 interior design studio. The assignment was to design a Morimoto restaurant inside of a specified building. The final floor plan was realized by overlapping two different schemes. This duality was influenced by the restaurant’s cuisine of Japanese and Western food fusion.

My concept was to design a space that mimics the imagery created by looking through a glass filled with sake. These refractions influenced the use of spot lighting, bursts of color, translucent material, and linear screens to define space. The restaurant includes areas for main dining, a sushi bar, special dining, quiet dining, reception, cocktail bar, a kitchen, and server stations. These hand renderings were made with watercolors and ink on paper.

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