Régis Conseil, decorator and founder of Studio Janréji, designed the new Japanese bistrot KoKo by applying his favorite method: creating the right mix of styles and cultures.
Raw and technical materials such as concrete, compressed wood, plywood, engage a dialogue with fine materials like polished brass, leather or glass rods. The brutality of the former highlights the sophistication of the latter, the combination of the two creates a complete embellished whole.
The iconography on the walls, made of vintage Japanese magazines covers and Z-movies posters, represent the Japanese pop culture and answer more traditional ornament that are kites and koi Nobori.
Light oscillates between 1930s art deco fixtures and several backlit stained glasses, designed as a reminiscent of Shoji –the movable Japanese walls– creating a soft and diffuse atmosphere characteristic of Japanese interiors.
This project was realised in association with the architecture studio Lemoal & Lemoal.
Bistrot restaurant japonais KoKo
14 quai de Loire