An exotic lush forest provides a unique dining experience.
SushiSamba is an exclusive restaurant group that combines Peruvian, Japanese and Brazilian culture and cuisine in a unique and exquisite fusion of rich colours and tastes. Every SushiSamba interior has an identity, designed to evoke the textures and the atmosphere of this tri-cultural coalition.
Working alongside the interior designers and client, LGD was asked to develop the concept of a wild and luxurious green space, where customers feel lost in an exotic forest.
To create the desired effect we selected a diverse range of plants from Asia and South America to reflect Sushisamba’s origins. The space is organized using beautiful pots of differing colours, sizes and textures to define areas. Majestic trees, create a dramatic focal view as you enter the space, forming an avenue through the dining area and cocktail bar, under planted with exotics such as Calathea ‘Network’, Phlebodium, Microsorum ‘Crocodyllus’ or Cambria Orchid.
A ceiling of hanging plants hovers over the bar, enveloping the customer in the lush green atmosphere. Tall climbers are trained up and across the restaurant framework, merging into the ‘Living Ceiling’ of cascading plants.
The intention is to create an immersive experience for the Sushisamba customer, a theatrical approach that ties in with the local area of Covent Garden, whilst paying direct homage to the historical glasshouses of the 19th century that occupied this terrace.
On the successful completion of this installation we were asked to develop this concept over at Heron Tower around the double height glass atrium and sweeping staircase that links Duck and Waffle with Sushisamba between the 40th and 38th floor.