EN Japanese Restaurant
Evirfin srl/Eno srl
3,600 sq ft
Fit-out, Interior Design, Refurbishment
Hospitality & Leisure
Premio Vaccarini Award 2009
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Located in the sulphur refinery historic quarter in Catania, this project took a series of single-storey 19th century buildings arranged around a hidden courtyard and adapted them to provide a diverse dining experience for approximately 100 covers. The dining options included a traditional restaurant configuration in the vaulted ex-botteghe, a high-sushi bar, a raised sunken communal table in the warehouse space, and al fresco dining in the courtyard.
To compliment the varied dining options the Japanese philosophy of ‘wabi sabi’ that accepts transience was adopted when selecting the appropriate finishes, which ranged from Etna lava stone floors to reed ceilings.