Maido by Child Studio.
Architecture and design, in general, are able to transport us to other places with a good choice of elements, and often, to another time as well. To bring a '60s London atmosphere to a new sushi restaurant, the Child Studio used many nostalgic references, their specialty since 2017.
Maido restaurant is now in a building that housed the post office in the neighborhood of Saint John's Wood 6 decades ago. Alexy Kos and Che Huang, founders of Child Studio, drew great inspiration from the unique, late-modernist building, keeping the bold geometry and simple materials.
The walls covered in dark cherry wood blend perfectly with the central counter, a true island of minimalism. The yellow lighting over each table makes the atmosphere very intimate, and even more comfortable with leather chairs.
"It was important for us to create a range of different seating scenarios and balance the convivial atmosphere with more intimate nooks and crannies," Huang explained to Dezeen.
To get even closer, there is a special space with a leather sofa in the corner for those who like to share authentic Japanese dishes. いただきます (enjoy your food).
Any time, any place here.