Minimalism is about about stripping away the unnecessary and bringing into focus the things that truly add value to our lives. So when the owners of sushi restaurant Yoshii began discussions with the architects at Suppose Design Office to create their new restaurant, one essential component of the sushi dining experience came into focus: the counter.
A long, continuous reclaimed wooden counter defines the small, intimate space in which Sushi Yoshii offers a truly minimal dining experience. “The space provides an impressive experience of eating with wabisabi (Japanese philosophy of simplicity and tranquilness) based on the relationship between sushi and space,” says the architects.
Complementing the rustic table and dim lighting is an impressive collection of art presented most modestly. Unless specifically pointed out, one would almost miss the artwork dotted throughout the space by world-renown artists like Hiroshi Sugimoto, Franz West and Yayoi Kusama.
Sushi Yoshi opened in June of 2015. If you’re planning to visit, take note: the sushi shop doesn’t take walk-ins. So make sure you call ahead.