Morimoto Restaurant

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Client: Marriot International Inc.
Designers: WA International
Project Managers: Emirates Innovation
Engineering Consultancy
Contractors: Khansaheb Interiors
Photographers: Golge Studio

WA international are the designers behind the magnificent interior of the Morimoto restaurant in Marriott’s Renaissance Downtown Hotel in Business Bay. Each angle, view and space is so poetically balanced, that it would be hard to find fault.

Khansaheb Interiors did a stellar job on the fitout, and Emirates Innovation Engineering Consultants handled the project management.

The gold standard for contemporary Japanese cuisine, Morimoto serves as a showcase for the world-renowned chef’s native cuisine, pulling from both ancient Japanese tradition and contemporary culinary influences.

The décor, created around a modern-yet-organic aesthetic, is cutting edge yet comfortable and pleasing to the eye. Traditional Japanese influences are cleverly translated into a modern language, with minimalism and order as the base palette.

Wooden screens and bamboo matched with slate, beige and brown tones create a monochromatic background, where stunning design pieces are displayed – inverted white bloom hanging lamps, pendant lights in the shape of wood shavings, and tables that embrace both an organic form and slick wired design.

neoalpha global is owned by Alessandro Ayanian, Creative Designer and Managing Director, who has over 20 years of experience in professional lighting having worked on most project types all around the world from large hotel resorts and masterplans to bars, restaurants, government buildings, corporate offices, stadiums, and private residences.

What we do is closely related to our philosophy about the impact of light on the human experience. Our lighting design solutions are premised on an understanding of how light can change the human psyche in terms of wellness which means that it requires exceptional creativity to design and turn sophisticated design ideas into reality.

At neoalpha we believe in 5 core values: Creativity, Innovation, Quality, Passion and Delivery. Our passion to strive above and beyond is our way of life. Specific deliverables vary from project to project, but our design process is often similar. Though there is not a single or finite path to deliver our design, each process does follow a consistent set of core ideas.

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