Good restaurants are places that take you somewhere else. Places where you go on a journey to a somewhere you haven’t been; places where you suspend disbelief. This is really the fundamental driver of any good restaurant design, to create a series of spaces that support the experience of a great restaurant operator. They are also places that speak about our culture, and of dining together. Melbourne is one of the worlds great cosmopolitan dining cities. Its restaurants are diverse and varied. Yakimono is one of the latest venues that represents that great dining culture.
Your sense of disbelief is suspended from the moment you enter the restaurant on the ground floor, from it’s provocative and LED and neon lit entrance to the assault of sound and light. This restaurant is all about energy.
Bio Russell & George is an internationally recognised and award winning design practice employing architects, designers, theorists, strategists & urbanists.
We believe in good design as problem solving. We believe in spaces, buildings and cities that improve the way we live & work. We believe in efficiency in delivery and we believe in design that responds to site and social context, wherever that may be.
We have completed projects on four continents, in cities as diverse as New York, Seoul, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Toronto and Rome. This is in addition to projects across Australia and NZ.
Other prizes 2021 Australian Interior Design Awards - Award for Interior Design Impact - Space & Time
2021 Interior Design Excellence Awards - Winner - Retail Category - Sarah & Sebastian
2021 Eat Drink Design Awards - Shortlist - Best Restaurant Design - Society
2021 Eat Drink Design Awards - Shortlist - Best Bar Design - Society, The Lounge
2021 Dezeen Awards - Longlisted - Retail - Sarah & Sebastian
2021 Designers Australia Awards - Award of Merit - Sarah & Sebastian
2021 Australian Interior Design Awards - Commendation - Retail - Sarah & Sebastian
2021 Australian Interior Design Awards - Shortlist - Installation - Sarah & Sebastian
2021 INDE Awards - Honourable Mention - The Design Studio - Russell & George
2021 INDE Awards - Honourable Mention - The Shopping Space - Sarah & Sebastian
2021 INDE Awards - Shortlist - The Influencer - Sarah & Sebastian
2020 INDE Awards - Shortlist- Best of the Decade, The Work Space - Space & Time
2019 Frame Awards - Winner - Restaurant of the Year - Ishizuka
2019 INDE Awards - Winner - The Work Space - Space & Time
2019 INDE Awards - Shortlist - The Design Studio - Russell & George
2018 World INSIDE Awards - High Commendation - Co-Working Space - Space & Time
2018 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards - Winner - Australia & Pacific Restaurant - Ishizuka
2018 Interior Design Excellence Awards - Winner - Hospitality Category - Ishizuka
2018 Australian Interior Design Awards - Premier Award - Space & Time
2018 Australian Interior Design Awards - Installation Award - Winner - Space & Time
2018 Australian Interior Design Awards - Best of State - Victoria - Winner - Space & Time
2016 Interior Design Excellence Awards Winner - International Category - Aésop KLCC
2016 Australian Interior Design Awards Winner - International Category - Aésop Westgate
2016 Dulux Colour Awards - Winner - Commercial Interior - Office Fitout & Retail - The Doctor's Studio