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.