Russia, Krasnoyarsk
pr. Mira, 54
Russia, Moscow
2 Year str., building 1
+7-950-984-98-91 info@left-design.com


Country: Russia
City: Krasnoyarsk
Square: 488 m 2
Year: 2023

photo by Olga Melekestseva

Like N’kei restaurant cuisine presents to its guests a vibrant gastronomic experience, combining Japanese and Peruvian traditions, the interior provides an opportunity to taste a travel experience, literally immersing into an atmosphere referring to nature and culture of the Incas.

The first thing to notice when you get to N’kei is the walls: designer’s interpretation of the Rainbow Mountains, which are sacred to the Peruvians. The terracotta color on the walls also reminds of the Incas house-building, and idol figures in the interior is a kind of homage to Incan mythology and culture in general. One of the undiscovered treasures — the missing gold of the Incas — appears in N’kei in the form of hammered metal lamps and backs of the shell shaped sofas.

The Japanese heritage in the interior can be found in the elements of Wabi-Sabi — an aesthetics of beauty in imperfection: laconic forms, tactile natural surfaces, furniture made of burnt wood slabs.

One of the key elements of the interior, symbolically conveying both Japanese and Peruvian motifs, are stylistically designed “trees” with weightless and sparkling petals. “Trees” refer both to the image of Sakura blossom in The Land of the Rising Sun, and to the famous golden trees in the Inca gardens.

Planning this architecturally complex space, we divided the restaurant into several functional areas, including common area, raw bar zone, separate contact bar, area with a communal table and banquet room. This allows the guest to have different view to the interior each time he chooses new seating area.

N’kei is an accomplished and sensual interior. Visiting the restaurant, a guest finds himself in a very special atmosphere, where all edges of the aesthetic experience — from the taste of herbs in dishes to the mystery emanating from the barely illuminated relief walls — tell a single story of the Japanese and Peruvian tandem.