Design captures cuisine’s international flavor
RUKA RESTOBAR | The Godfrey Hotel, Boston
size: 4,000 sf
completion: January 2017
photos: Richard Cadan Photography, Tim Williams Photography, and Gustav Hoiland
Shop! member Bergmeyer Associates contributed to the design
USING UNIQUE ELEMENTS TO EXQUISITELY EMBRACE THE RESTAURANT’S INTERNATIONAL CUISINE creates an accessible, exciting dining experience.
The restaurant sits inside a boutique hotel. Artisans were recruited to thoughtfully execute elements such as artwork, earthenware, stemware, and menu design.
Fusing ancient Chinese, Japanese, and Peruvian cultures with a contemporary setting strikes a pleasing balance that appeals to a modern clientele. Artfully placing artifacts, photographs, and memories of the client’s travels complement the menu’s bright and bold flavors. Finishes, furniture, and layered lighting inside the U-shaped space further enhance the sensory journey.
Swirling and variegated finishes of the natural walnut bar top and partitions play against the highly crafted and geometric tile back bar. Other elements include:
- Hand-painted wall murals
- Column-climbing, detailed, concrete dragons
- Antique oak wood floors
- Japanese cypress wood surfaces
- Lay-in tin ceiling
- Fiberglass reinforced wall panels