Fine Dining Design
Los Angeles, LA
Yugen(幽玄) is a fine dining experience, with Chef Nakayama, in downtown LA. In this space, guest will find beauty, hidden surprises of overlapping and reflected of light, and a brightening moment.
Guests will enter through a fog, moving through the space, experiencing both reveal and hidden. In the restaurant, guests will feel nature start to emerge from the structure.
Niki Nakayama values local ingredients, and enhances the taste of each element. Dishes are artistic, representing Chef Nakayama, and the story of the dish. She appreciates each guest, remembering what they prefer, and serving it again in new ways.
Los Angeles, LA
Between the Arts District and Little Tokyo, varieties of cultures gather here, and reinterpret LA. Fresh ingredients are close by in the cities open markets, and multiple generations congregate here.
At Enterance, there will be frosted glass hanging on the top and slightly angled wall create misterious element to the space. Light on the ceiling guide guest to the restrant.
Brunt wood stairs
Black glass panel
A long hallway lined with sandblasted, translucent glass leads guest inside. Rough cement walls are a gradient of blue and gray, adding to the sensation of fog.
Free food will be provide align to the culture
Container provides shading to space
Burnt wood stairways pass along the patina finished walls, and lead to the lounge. Dark, rough finishes are inspired by walking through forests.
Frosted blue sliding divider
Cream marble creek flooring
Curved, stainless steel corners
Sliding frosted glass create layers of space, and create mysterious views of the room and it’s patrons.
Frosted blue color Hanging glass
Rough, Nature stone for the bar table
Reflective stainless steel on the ceiling
The bar surface is stainless, over a rock slab that introduces natural surfaces. Colored glass and translucent fabric layering continue in the space. The linear pattern on the walls is reminiscent of rain on mountains.
Translucent fabric and frosted glass create layers in the space
Natural rock and polished cement add contrast
Soft translucent fabric and frosted opaque glass panels create privacy, and mystery. Natural rock retains the roughness of nature.
Group Dining Area
Natural light enters through a skylight
Outside, a Japanese garden
Soft hanging fabric provides privacy
Warm wooden walls, and tatami mat floor seating create a Japanese ambiance. Light from the skylight above warms the room. Guests can view a zen rock garden outside.