A futuristic restaurant inspired by the streets of Tokyo and Sci-fi classics, introduces a new dining experience to Melbourne.
The evolving brief and concept was initially inspired by the 1982 film, Blade Runner. Iconic scenes filmed in famous architect, Frank Llyod Wright’s Ennis House informed the distinct geometry evident throughout the fitout.
A unique approach to lighting transports diners to both the streets of Tokyo and the future.
The predominate use of blue pigment is inspired by Aizuri-e (blue printed picture) referencing Japanese woodblock prints that are printed entirely or predominately in blue. The design sought to create subtle references to traditional Japanese craft and materiality in a reimagined way.
Given Gazi’s notoriety, the Robata fitout needed to be bold and unapologetic, stamping its own mark on the historic site and in turn creating a truly unique dining experience which both acknowledges Japanese tradition whilst also breaking away.