Nobu Downtown NYC Features Three Ceramic Art Installations By Pascale Girardin

During the design of the new Nobu Downtown restaurant in New York City, Canadian ceramic artist Pascale Girardin, was commissioned to create three art installations that would create a unique look for the restaurant.

Photography by Stephany Hildebrand

 

Interior architect and design firm Rockwell Group, have recently completed the design of the new Nobu Downtown restaurant in New York City, and as part of the interior design, they commissioned Canadian ceramic artist Pascale Girardin to create three art installations that would create a unique look for the restaurant.

 

The first installation, a collaboration between the Rockwell Group and Pascale Girardin, is located in the main seating area of the restaurant and is made up of ceramic pieces that resemble briquettes of charred wood, organized to look like the positive and negative space from the stroke of a large brush. All 3,500 elements that make up the mural were crafted in Montreal, Canada and transported to New York, where they were attached to the red Venetian plaster wall one-by-one.

Nobu Downtown (NYC) has a large ceramic art installation along its walls. The installation is made up of 3,500 ceramic pieces that resemble briquettes of charred wood, organized to look like the positive and negative space from the stroke of a large brush.

Photography by Stephany Hildebrand

The second installation, also a piece that was a collaboration between the Rockwell Group and Pascale Girardin, is located in the private dining area. This time the art installation is a section of wall inspired by Japanese boro textiles. The two and three dimensional mural is made up of glazed blocks and squares that provides the interior with a highly-textured effect, while adding shades of cobalt blue and concealing LED light fixtures that highlight the art.


Nobu Downtown (NYC) has a large ceramic art installation along its walls. The two and three dimensional mural is made up of glazed blocks and squares that provides the interior with a highly-textured effect, while adding shades of cobalt blue and concealing LED light fixtures that highlight the art.

Photography by Stephany Hildebrand

The last installation is in the private Sake Room, where Pascale Girardin crafted a collection of more than 70 earthenware rice-wine (sake) bottles that fill two floor-to-ceiling open shelves. The natural clay wheel-thrown vessels were created in honor of the Seto and Mino pottery-making traditions of south-central Japan. Each vessel was finished individually with unique blue cobalt brushstrokes, and the interiors are glazed making them fully functional.


Nobu Downtown (NYC) has a collection of more than 70 handcrafted earthenware rice-wine bottles that fill two floor-to-ceiling open shelves.

Photography by Stephany Hildebrand

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