project detail

After building a cult following for over nine years at his first location, owner-chef Mr Motomu Kumano opened his second Komeyui restaurant in 2020 in the historic streets of South Melbourne.

Aiming to bring people together and introduce patrons to some of the truly exquisite food Motomu enjoys in Japan, the restaurant’s offering is supreme quality food and an amazing dining atmosphere.

Designed by Baenziger Coles, Komeyui required an elegant and thoughtful lighting solution that would provide flexibility between night and day settings, along with the potential changing table arrangement hospitality spaces often need.

There was a specific requirement to highlight the sushi bar area, with it being the main stage of the space for chef and client interaction.

To craft a comfortable and unique dining experience Baenziger Coles selected predominantly One AU products, including our locally designed and manufactured Project linear profile. The selection of Bentley for performance and aesthetic reasons also provides consistency across the family of products for wall, surface, pendant and recessed light sources.

Design by Baenziger Coles

Photography by Stephanie Rooney