OEO Studio has completed the interiors for Noma Kyoto in Japan. Following the success of pop-ups in Tokyo, Sydney and Tulum, noma has teamed up with Ace Hotel Kyoto to transform one of the existing restaurants into Noma Kyoto. OEO Studio worked closely with the noma team and with noma’s residence stylist Christine Rudolph to create a space that reflects noma and the culinary vision for Noma Kyoto.
The transformation of the existing restaurant space includes a high ceiling main dining area with views out to a garden oasis, alongside a secondary dining room and two separate private dining rooms. The design brief was to capture the spirit of noma, infused with the design traditions of Japan and Kyoto. All elements combine to pay tribute to the cultural context but frame the unexpected – the result is a bold interior that sets the scene for an extraordinary dining experience.
Photography by Kotaro Tanaka
Year of completion: 2023