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Kiyomi & Cucina Vivo Shortlisted For International Restaurant & Bar Design Award

July 13, 2015 Accolades No Comments Email Email
unnamed (1)Jupiters Hotel & Casino’s two newest dining venues, Kiyomi and Cucina Vivo, have gained world-class recognition by winning coveted places on the shortlist for the prestigious International Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2015.

Commissioned by award-winning architecture and interior design firm Luchetti Krelle and Steelman Partners, both restaurants opened their doors in December last year as part of Jupiters Hotel & Casino’s $345 million transformation.

Kiyomi, a prestigious one hat Japanese restaurant and bar helmed by internationally recognised Restaurant Executive Chef, Chase Kojima, and Amalfi Coast-inspired Italian restaurant Cucina Vivo, are shortlisted in the Design Awards’ International Category forBest Australian & Pacific Restaurant.  

Managing Director, Queensland Geoff Hogg said the accolade celebrates the contemporary design approach of Luchetti Krelle and Steelman Partners who created two striking restaurant interiors with décor featuring bespoke fittings, furnishings and artwork when the restaurants opened late last year as part of stage one of Jupiters’ transformation into a world-class integrated resort.

“With every part of Jupiters’ redevelopment being carefully considered, it’s extremely rewarding to see the new venues being well received for both the fantastic dining experiences they offer, as well as their design,” Geoff said.

Director and Designer Stuart Krelle from design firm Luchetti Krelle said Kiyomi’s design was about layering cultural cues inspired by traditional Japanese motifs and artefacts with sharp, contemporary detailing.

“We have sourced handmade Japanese parasol-inspired feature pendants from Kyoto and custom ceramic wall lights. We are also using hand-made backlit paper encapsulated in glass panels for the sushi bar,” said Stuart.

The stand-out feature of Kiyomi is a bespoke large-scale art installation by Japanese street artist Houxo Que. The 6 metre x 2.6 metre fluorescent UV artwork echoes the restaurant and bar’s modern, yet distinctly Japanese vibe and sets the tone for the creative menu by Chase Kojima.

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Luchetti Krelle’s Director and Designer Rachel Luchetti said Italian restaurant Cucina Vivo’s design, features Jupiters’ first outdoor dining terrace overlooking the newly-renovated pool, had been inspired by the cliff-top restaurants along the Amalfi Coast and in particular the work of renowned Italian architect Carlo Scarpa.

“We have celebrated the beautiful Gold Coast climate by blurring the lines between inside and out. We played around with the use of stone including travertine and marble to create strong architectural elements within the space to create a distinct Italian seaside atmosphere,” said Rachel.

Kiyomi and Cucina Vivo are part of Jupiters Hotel & Casino’s $345 million transformation, which includes a fresh new exterior look and a new poolside experience.  When complete the redevelopment will also see the refurbishment of the property’s almost 600 hotel rooms, a new six-star luxury hotel suite tower and an array of contemporary restaurants and bars.

Italian restaurant Cucina Vivo designed by Luchetti Krelle and Steelman Partners for Jupiters Hotel & Casino.

Now in its seventh year, the International Restaurant & Bar Design Awards are the only awards in the world dedicated to the design of food and beverage spaces.  The shortlist of properties includes 214 projects, from over 70 countries, across 32 categories from the world’s leading architects, interior designers, lighting designers and restaurant and bar operators.

The 2015 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards ceremony will be held in London on 1st October 2015.For

more information on Luchetti Krelle and Steelman’s 2015 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards shortlist for Kiyomi and Cucina Vivo, visit: http://restaurantandbardesignawards.com/2015/entries

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