The top Interior designers, Masquespacio, reveal another cool and modern design space, a tropical sushi restaurant. Kaikaya restaurant is a project clearly inspired by owner’s lifestyle mixing elements from Japan and Brazilian tropicalismo.
Kaikaya brings the fusion of traditional and methodic Japan with the tropical and exotic, contemporary Brazil to the center of Valencia. A representation showed both through its kitchen as well as through its interior design.
The emblematic venue designed with vaults, metallic beams, and original bricks maintaining the existing elements in its actual state, highlighting the beauty of its imperfections left by time.
Above, the design needed to contain a strong splash of color, together with an eclectic style that could mix the 2 concepts of Japan + Brazil without being conventional. Thereby, in the first case, we can recognize the use of materials that remind to Japan like wood and raffia, together with elements that bring in the tropicalismo from the samba country with its colorful patterns made of mosaic tiles, parrots and an overwhelming incorporation of plants.
The raffia circles represent the hats used during the rice collection in the country of the rising sun and that are here merged in an explosive way with the colorful mosaic tiles and tropical plants. At the bar, there are other elements that represent the mix between Japan and Brazil through the traditional Japanese wooden pattern and the colored patterns inspired by the Brazilian Seventies.
The parrot lamps with a palm leaf that as all the other decorative lamps were custom–made for the interior design project.
This space is a perfect combination of the original heritage from the space, fusion with the tropical and Japanese element that clearly can be recognized in every corner.