‘One Sushi' is situated in the heart of very popular hi-tech offices area, Ramat Hachayal, Tel Aviv. Inspired by clean traditional Japanese design, ‘One' preserves that tradition. Elements of the design were chosen carefully, layouts minimalistic, colour palettes monochromatic with a light lemongrass touch.
To evoke the breeze of Japanese culture and its origami tradition, Nir Portal Architects and Liat Essig created a dramatic lighting interpretation, using a ‘barisol' stretched lighted ceiling and a suspended custom-made light fixture. The materials of the lighting simulate traditional rice paper.
The layout was designed to enable flexible seating for both groups and couples, as per this office area's demands. Additionally, a large counter for day time takeaways transforms to a sharing table by night.
Walls are covered with large, 3mm thin black porcelain tiles, divided horizontally with LED light panels. Along with the ceiling and origami lighting, these elements are projected to the street and become an atmospheric billboard.
The kitchen and WC entrance view are separated by a partition panel, made of metal frames and two layers of glass, with Japanese natural fabric in between.
Unlit ceiling areas were painted in black to achieve a feeling of infinity. Wood flooring gives a balanced and warm atmosphere to the space.