Tra­di­tional Touch

Society Interiors - - INTERNATIONAL NEWS -

Ar­chi­tec­ture and in­te­rior de­sign­ing firm Rock­well Group, re­cently com­pleted de­sign­ing the new Nobu Down­town restaurant in New York. For the in­te­rior de­sign, the group had com­mis­sioned Cana­dian ce­ramic artist Pas­cale Gi­rardin, to de­sign three art in­stal­la­tions. The first in­stal­la­tion will be placed in the main seat­ing area. The in­stal­la­tion is made up of ce­ramic pieces re­sem­bling bri­quettes of charred wood. All of the 3,500 el­e­ments for the mu­ral are crafted in Mon­treal and Canada and then trans­ported to New York. The sec­ond in­stal­la­tion seats in pri­vate din­ing area is in­spired by Ja­panese Boro tex­tiles. This mu­ral is made up of glazed blocks and squares, while also adding the shades of cobalt blue and LED light fix­tures. The last in­stal­la­tion is set in pri­vate sake room, where the de­signer has crafted col­lec­tion of 70 earth­en­ware rice-wine bot­tles that sits on two oor-to-ceil­ing shelves. There is also made of clay wheel-thrown ves­sels with unique fin­ish­ing of blue cobalt brush­strokes, de­signed to hon­our the Seto and Mino, the pot­tery mak­ing tra­di­tions of Ja­pan.

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