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Blue Sky Hospitality | MASU robatayaki

Interiors MASU 4

MASU is a striking white-on-white Japanese dining destination created by Henry Chebaane, the restaurant designer of Blue Sky Hospitality studio fame.

MASU 8The design takes its inspiration from the texture and colour of rice, combined with the abstract geometry of origami paper foldings.

MASU 3The name and architecture refer to the masu box , which is a traditional measure for rice portions in Japanese food markets.

MASU 5The design team commissioned 1000 pieces of these boxes from a specialist artisan workshop in Honshu, hand-made from fragrant “Hinoki” wood as part of an art installation on a kinetic light wall that gently pulses through the day in shades of warm white with occasional blue and magenta accents.

MASU 7Also made of hinoki, a specially commissioned collection of hand–made and hand-painted Japanese dolls create a whimsical installation combining classic kabuki theatre and Hollywood characters all dressed as ninja warriors.

MASU 2Other urban art pieces from popular Japanese culture have been hand-picked from Harujuku, adding touches of whimsy to a minimalist but highly sensual architectonic backdrop of limed oak, textured leather, polished granite and shimmering steel.

MASU 9The theatre kitchen, headed by head chef Rose Ang, a Nobu veteran, produce superb food from the custom robata charcoal grill.

MASU 6Another memorable restaurant design where the customer experience drives all the design parameters in a holistic blend of high art, popular culture, sensory branding and strong over-arching story-telling.

Location: Baku, Azerbaijan
Branding, Lighting & Interior Design: Blue Sky Hospitality
Client: Saffron LLC
Floor Area: 500 M2
Photography: Michael Koeditz
 
 
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