LW Design has completed the interior refurbishment for Japanese restaurant, Miyako in Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dubai’s Deira neighbourhood.
Shou Sugi Ban – the ancient Japanese technique of charring timber to preserve it – is the main inspiration for the materials used in Miyako. This is particularly expressed in the way the natural oak walls and ceilings juxtapose with the black, cobble stone inspired, timber block-end floor.
The Japanese technique of Kumiko, where craftsmen assemble wood pieces to create patterns without using nails, inspire the decorative screens that provide privacy but without completely separating from the buzz in the main restaurant.
Natural materials like knotted oak, black timber block end flooring, poplar burl counters, and traditional craftsmanship details, expressed in the Kumiko screens and butterfly joints on panels, sit with modern furniture and specially commissioned artwork, to create an ambiance that emulates the natural warmth and coziness of traditional Japanese eateries but with a fresh contemporary approach.
Miyako offers four very different dining experiences including a Sake bar, a main dining area, which also offers a teppenyaki station and a sushi bar. The restaurant also includes a private Teppanyaki room or Tatami rooms off on either side of the main area.
Recently, the design studio completed the refurbishment for Media One Hotel in Dubai Media City, focusing on the general theme of ‘media’.