THE LIV DESIGN AWARDS 2022 IS NOW OPEN

 

Yakimono

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design Restaurant – Casual
  • Company/Firm
    Russell & George
  • Lead Designer
    Byron George
  • Lead Designer(Other)
    Ryan Russell
  • Photo Credit
    Tim O'Connor, Tom Blachford
  • Location
    Melbourne, Australia
  • Project Date
    November 2021
  • Construction Company
    MPA
  • Architect
    Russell & George
  • Interior Designer
    Russell & George
  • Hospitality
    The Lucas Group

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