Interiors, Custom Furniture & Lighting, Branding, Menu Design, Restaurant Collateral
Omido’s design turns away from its bustling Midtown Manhattan surroundings to carve out a serene retreat befitting the Japanese cuisine. AvroKO conceived the interior around the idea of a shrine or a small house (the word omido means both). The glass-and-steel entrance set within a dark-wood façade functions as a literal and psychological barrier from the active street. Enveloping the walls and ceiling, four-inch strips of Plyboo are arranged to allow for geometrical gaps that hold flickering votive candles. Edison light bulbs housed in clear glass globes hang over the aroku wood sushi bar with measured symmetry.