Shukufuku Japanese Restaurant

Lygon st, Carlton, Melbourne

Shukufuku is a Japanese Bento restaurant located on Lygon Street; a bustling street infamous for its restaurant and food culture. The client required a fresh, bright environment with a fun, inviting atmosphere. Using their geometric brand logo as inspiration, a visually dynamic design language emerged.  Featuring natural materials such as timber and rope, the neutral toned materials palette is juxtaposed with pops of their corporate colours, blue and yellow. Highlighting Shukufuku’s strong brand identity, geometric features were included throughout the interior. From the subtle diamond shaped wall tiles, to the oversized pendant lights; the interior is continually reinforcing the Shukufuku brand identity. The star of the show is the faceted ceiling feature, which is made of over 20 faceted panels. The custom-made individual and communal dining tables feature ‘colour blocked’ sections which segment the tables, as inspired by the compartmentalised nature of the ‘bento’.  The building’s facade has been painted white, and the front door a bright yellow; incorporating both the branding and the heritage overlay harmoniously.

Awards won : 2016 Rethinking the Future // 2017 Prix Versailles //
Shortlisted in : 2017 Melbourne Design Awards

Photographer: Fraser Marsden