A 1960s architectural icon reinvented with a subtle Japanese twist
Brand Strategy | Interior Design
Jacques Couëlle's architectural design for Cala di Volpe is the essence of 1960s Mediterranean chic. But could it jump the years to accommodate the aesthetics and precision of a Matsuhisa sushi restaurant?
We took inspiration from kokoro, the Japanese notion of heart, mind, and spirit – a natural fit for both Nobu Matsuhisa and Jacques Couëlle. We pared things back, brought in more natural materials, and gave the furnishings a Japanese twist. In the Mediterranean heat, our woven geometric shapes are a beacon of sophisticated cool. There's even space for an original Jacques Couëlle bronze sculpture to compliment our centrepiece bronze sushi counter.