Asian Inspired

Contemporary Fusion to Traditional Japanese Restaurant Design


Satori Japanese Plasters are uniquely able to deliver both traditional and contemporary design features in a highly creative and customizable fashion.

Designing a commercial space is demanding in so many ways when you are dealing with brand identity, neighborhood sensibilities, budgets, and timelines to mention a few of the challenges.

Designers must deliver concepts and materials which differentiate and elevate the business from cookie cutter designs.

When planning and designing you must consider the demographics and sensibilities of the people who will live and visit there, the history and feel of the building, the messages emanating from the walls an​d spacing of furniture as well as the artistry of the applicator.

Natural earth-based and authentic Satori Japanese plaster is an excellent choice for both traditional Asian themes as well as highly contemporary Asian Fusion concepts.

A perfect example of Asian Fusion contemporary restaurant design is Sushi Hashiri in San Francisco’s Mint Plaza which features a contemporary background wall behind the sushi bar which was applied by Rye Hudak of Level Five Design.

Sushi Hashiri

The material used behind the sushi bar was Satori Universe KBB 10 Blue and Universe KBB 54 Silver. Satori Harmony white textured plaster was also used in the entryway behind the bottles.

Traditional Japanese Restaurant Design

This series of photos were all taken in Japan and were sent as entries to the 2021 Shikoku Design Contest using different plasters made by Shikoku. They each feature elements of traditional Japanese design such as tatami mats, tokonomas or recessed alcoves which are used to display treasured cultural artifacts. Wabi Sabi design features can also be seen in these photos.

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