Colorful lit metal meshes hang randomly above the Tel Aviv’s Ya Pan Bistro, designed by local architects Pitsou Kedem, Irene Goldberg and Sigal Baranowitz. The 70-square-metre bar design is a new culinary combination that joins the Japanese izakaya with a western bistro.
In both, people get together in an inviting and informal atmosphere to enjoy dishes from the traditional kitchen from a different culture. The interior design intends to reflect this mixture of influences. Kedem worked together with Baranowitz & Goldberg Architects on this modern design project.
The inspiration for the Mesh panels come from ancient Japan’s traditional kite festivals where people gather to fly huge kites in bright shades. Those at the bar enjoy different color views depending on where diners are seated.
“The desire to create an informal atmosphere together with space’s physical trait being long, narrow and tall, resulted in a layout of one sweeping stroke in the form of a central bar,” said Kedem.
This ancient tradition with its colorful aesthetics was the design inspiration for space’s vertical dimension.
The walls of the have been covered in a pattern of small round mirrors, designed to create a “steady rhythm” and also highlight the colorful interiors. The mirrors are an element that recalls the mirrors used in western bistros, where they invite guests to participate in the overall experience in the space.