New York design studio Polonsky & Pals has lined this tiny New York omakase restaurant with burl wooden veneer panels, whereas its counters and cabinetry are colored to resemble hen feathers.
Designed as a sister location of Rosella, an East Village sushi spot that opened in 2020, Bar Miller is situated a number of blocks away in Alphabet Metropolis.
The homeowners introduced again Polonsky & Friends to finish the interiors in order that the 2 outposts might share the identical “heat, welcoming power”.
Though the menu borrows from conventional sushi craft, it isn’t authentically Japanese, so the designers needed to avoid any tropes which may deceive prospects.
“The design needed to incorporate native and craft-centric components and honour the meals’s Japanese inspiration, however not fall into any folklore for the reason that group is not Japanese and the menu is untraditional,” studio founder Anna Polonsky informed Dezeen.
The restaurant solely seats eight covers, which encompass the open kitchen within the centre of the compact house.
Deep blue-green Avocatus stone – a uncommon quartzite with a leathered end – types your complete bar counter
A customized ceiling pendant by Madrid-based designer Pablo Bolumar is suspended above the counter like a string of pearly beads.
On the partitions, panels of burl wooden veneer are framed in white oak, which matches the refinished authentic parquet flooring.
“We had been in a position to sand again [the flooring] after it was hidden for years within the earlier restaurant,” Polonsky stated.
A trio of panels function a customized wallpaper drawn by artist Hollie M Kelley, displaying the feathers of an japanese rosella hen.
Kelley additionally drew the icon for the sister restaurant, a western rosella, which has totally different colors in its plumage.
The maroon hues within the wallpaper are echoed on the cabinetry behind the kitchen counter, differentiating the meals preparation space from the blue-green of the eating house.
Different particulars embrace a panel of vertical wooden slats for storing plates above the sink and moulded-glass scones formed like scallop shells.
Within the toilet, inexperienced tiles laid in a herringbone sample cowl the partitions and a rice paper pendant mild hand-painted by Claire Dufournier hangs from the ceiling.
For these on the lookout for extra Japanese eating places with notable interiors, New York Metropolis has loads of choices to select from.
Try the Rockwell Group-designed Katsuya near Hudson Yards, Rule of Thirds by Love is Sufficient in Greenpoint, and Tsukimi within the East Village designed by Put up Firm – previously often called Studio Tack.
The pictures is by Nicole Franzen.