The Interior Of This New Restaurant Uses Asian Pop Culture References

Rainville-Sangaré has collaborated with Studio Beau to design the recently launched 'Maneki Comptoir Asiat,’ a new Asian restaurant in Montreal, Canada. The designers aimed to create a space that was fun and inviting, while playing with elements of Asian pop culture.

Photography by Sarah Babineau

 

Rainville-Sangaré has collaborated with Studio Beau to design the recently launched Maneki Comptoir Asiat’, a new Asian restaurant in Montreal, Canada. The designers aimed to create a space that was fun and inviting, while playing with elements of Asian pop culture.

 

A custom made, blue zig-zag light fixture hangs in the middle of the restaurant tying together the overall look of the furniture and decor. White subway tiles partially cover the walls, while blue metal grid frames with graphic artwork, adds a unique decor element that can be easily changed out.

A custom made, blue zig-zag light fixture hangs in the middle of this modern restaurant tying together the overall look of the furniture and decor. White subway tiles partially cover the walls, while blue metal grid frames with graphic artwork, adds a unique decor element that can be easily changed out.

Photography by Sarah Babineau

Made from plywood and blue metal frames, the furniture is kept simple and sturdy, with the food and conversation meant to be the focal point.


Made from plywood and blue metal frames, this modern restaurant furniture is kept simple and sturdy, with the food and conversation meant to be the focal point.

Photography by Sarah Babineau

A bright purple neon light of the restaurant’s name ‘maneki’ is hung on the wood wall to the left of the service counter. The name ‘maneki‘ has been borrowed from the famous fortune cat figurine that is popular in both Chinese and Japanese culture.


A bright purple neon light of this modern restaurant's name 'maneki' is hung on the wood wall to the left of the service counter. The name 'maneki' has been borrowed from the famous fortune cat figurine that is popular in both Chinese and Japanese culture.

Photography by Sarah Babineau

Sticking true to the name of the restaurant, mini maneki-neko fortune cat figurines are displayed on a built-in shelf on the front of the white tiled service counter.


Sticking true to the name of this modern Asian restaurant, mini maneki-neko fortune cat figurines are displayed on a built-in shelf on the front of the white tiled service counter.

Photography by Sarah Babineau

Sprinkled throughout the restaurant are various pop art prints in a limited blue, white, and red color palette featuring famous Asian icons, songs, and food dishes.


Sprinkled throughout this modern Asian restaurant are various pop art prints in a limited blue, white, and red color palette featuring famous Asian icons, songs, and food dishes.

Photography by Sarah Babineau

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Rainville-Sangaré has collaborated with Studio Beau to design the recently launched 'Maneki Comptoir Asiat,’ a new Asian restaurant in Montreal, Canada. The designers aimed to create a space that was fun and inviting, while playing with Asian culture and stereotypes.

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