Located in the heart of Jakarta’s Central Business District Issei is a casual Japanese restaurant by day and sake bar by night. The design is inspired by organic pattern of natural landscape. This idea is translated into free flow curvatures that are applied into the geometry of the seatings and hanging screens. The main dining area is characterized by its double height ceiling space filled with large curvy hanging screens. These semi transparent screens are coordinated with the geometry of the seating layout below to give a consistent visual experience.
The dark dominated color palette combined with warm illumination gives an enigmatic yet warm interior atmosphere. Locally dan naturally sourced materials such as dark stained wood, natural stone and gravel are combined to simulate an experience of being outdoor in the nature.
Text by Studio Kota
Architects Studio Kota
Lead Architect Erick Kristanto Construction ELS-Hananto
Lighting Design Class International
Photographer Sutanto William
Location: ISSEI Restaurant & Bar, Jakarta