Ramen Zundo Sapporo

Tom Mark Henry has designed Ramen Zundo Sapporo in Chatswood, Australia to be lively yet intimate dining experience.

  • area / size 1,506 sqft
  • Year 2019
  • Location Chatswood, Australia,
  • Type Restaurant,
  • Ramen Zundo Sapporo is a space designed to be both lively and intimate; a physical experience reflective of the dish at its centre.

    Taking cues from the name of the venue, curved and circular forms are used throughout the space as a nod to the “Zundo”, meaning cylindrical pots which are used in the preparation of the ramen served.

    The design is driven by the interplay between elements in traditional and contemporary Japanese culture.

    Pops of colour in furniture and joinery are juxtaposed against a raw palette of concrete, steel, brick and charred timber. Worn linens and leathers in seating are used to further soften the space, whilst the neon above lends an unexpected playfulness to the dining experience.

    DesignTom Mark Henry
    Contractor: Unita
    PhotographyDamian Bennett