█   BENTO ASIAN KITCHEN

St Petersburg, FL : [2018] 

Given the relatively narrow shape of the space, we explored the idea exaggerated and forced perspectives. Carefully constructed angles on the floor ceiling and wall create a sense of drama and visual push and pull. Wood slats form a enveloping gesture that wraps wall to ceiling lending warmth and establishing rhythm. The signature red color of the restaurant's brand is color blocked onto the service area and trails into the dining room as an anchoring component to the space.