POKE FIVE RESTAURANT ON COMMERCIAL DRIVE
When the owners of Poke Five came to us to design their restaurant, they asked for an all-white modern look for the 250 square-foot space they had secured on Commercial Drive. But that's what everyone else was doing. Instead, we created a custom ladder-and-grid wall treatment as a way to add visual interest at minimal cost and painted the interiors an unforgettable wasabi-inspired green. We focused on the service counter that greets guests entering the restaurant, building a statement piece of variegated forest green marble. Although the materials in this restaurant are not high end, we chose a few key pieces that are, so that the overall feeling is high end. With Poke Five, our goal was to show the owners that being bold and adventurous in the design is what would make the space truly memorable.