Sake Cellar, Sakagura – Beautiful Natural Wood Furniture by Furniture Fusion


In the heart of London’s Mayfair, situated at number 8 Heddon Street, is the beautifully authentic Sakagura restaurant and bar, and is the first of this restaurant chain to grace our shores, with its parent being in New York. Sakagura, meaning Sake Cellar, is fully stocked with premium Sakes from Gekkeikan, whilst the restaurant serves traditional Japanese dishes.sakagura_03resizeFurniture Fusion were approached by a leading London design practice to submit ideas and concepts for the restaurant furniture, which would adorn the new interior. They suggested various solutions and pieces however, there was one stipulation that had to be taken on board. It had to match the natural wood theme running throughout the design concept, which was a rich flamed walnut.

Furniture Fusion matched the scheme perfectly. For the chairs, they placed their sights firmly at the Joe range with a selection of the upholstered side chairs and barstools on the new black steel bases. The chairs and stools where upholstered in a soft, supple hide. The exposed back rests were treated to the same flame walnut finish to suit the rest of the livery.sakagura_04resizeDining tables were also employed with solid 25mm thick oak tops, supported on sturdy, Stylus bases. The tops were matched with the flame walnut stain, which went perfectly with the natural waney edge counter top, which surrounds the bar and restaurant areas.

This project debuted Furniture Fusion’s fantastic new product, “Eco Board” for the outside areas. The tops where formed into the carbonised finish and on top of folding pedestal base, as storage space was at a premium. The tables were paired with the Mesh stackable outside chairs, also in a black powdercoated finish.sakagura_06resizeFurniture pieces used in this project were;

Joe S MTS F Side Chair

Stylus Table Bases

Solid Oak Table Tops

Outdoor Folding Table Bases

Eco Board Carbonised Table Tops

Mesh Stackable Outdoor Chairs




About Alys Bryan

Alys' experience as a furniture designer, along with her in-depth marketing knowledge, makes her uniquely placed to work with the BCFA as the Editor of Design Insider and run her marketing business, Method Communications.
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