Jean de Lessard projected the interior for the Kazumi Sushi Lounge inspired by origami, the ancient art of paper folding, located in the city of Montreal, Canada.
A giant origami, covering the main part of the kitchen, with its angular shape, pierced with sushi-pink translucent glass, create the ambience and tone of the restaurant.
As soon as they enter, customers are enveloped in a corridor of clear glass set into brightly striped walls. The vinyl covering, in a motif created by the designer, invariably draws the eye towards the sushi counter, the restaurant’s main room.
Dealing with a rectangular space without a large opening to the exterior, let to angles of view and dynamic visual points of impact, while maintaining an overall impression of simplicity and balance.
Since there are no large openings to the exterior, they created angles of view and dynamic visual points of impact, while maintaining an overall impression of simplicity and balance. Dark curtains dampen the sound level and play with the transparency of certain walls.
With a contemporary approach and through use of color, the essence of Kazumi is transposed to its interior design: a colorful cuisine in a stimulating, friendly setting.
Photos by Jean Malek