A 300 sqm space makes the restaurant Koï, in Aix-en-Provence, the south of France. Up to this point, no big thing. But, what’s amazing about this particular restaurant is, of course, the interiors. Right when we enter the door, we can see the true identity of this Japanese restaurant. Architect Vincent Coste has completed the interior design of the eaterie influenced by Yakuza tattoos.
Paris Design Agenda invites you to tour this magnificent place and see for yourself the overall design.
The whole idea behind the concept is to bring the Japanese culture into the space, giving it that Asian feel.
With this renovation, Vincent Coste, made Koï pacify all notions associated with the underground syndicate via an elaborately designed interior that feels contemporary and inviting.
The interior project is influenced by Yakuza tattoos and the theme is extended throughout the remainder of the scheme, and is even applied to branded crockery.
A sheltered terrace at the rear of the restaurant allows for outdoor dining, while a burgundy version of the tattooed motif is also found within the restrooms.
Seated sections look pale by comparison, though metallic red chairs, timber flooring, warm mood lighting and concrete countertops achieve a nice coherence nonetheless.
The interior is paired with metallic red chairs made of engineered steel, pale timber flooring, concrete countertops and a sheltered terrace outdoors.
The restaurant is covered with large monochromatic illustrations that depict the Japanese fish named koi. The graphics, designed by Claire Leina, envelop the floor, walls, and ceiling of specified areas of the restaurant.