Ya Pan Bistro designed by local architects Pistou Kedem includes minimal atmosphere and contrasting colorful ceiling panels
Architecture studio Pistou Kedem recently designed the 70-square-meter restaurant Tel Aviv’s Ya Pan bistro, getting inspiration from Japanese traditional kite festivals. The interior design project includes contrasting ceiling panels above de diners as well grey walls filled with little round mirrors.
Local architects Pitsou Kedem, Irene Goldberg and Sigal Baranowitz wanted to design an informal atmosphere while taking advantage the building’s high ceilings. In order to do that, they included mesh panels with different lengths and colors to create different combinations and aesthetics that vary on where diners are seated.
The set up by Yuval Ben Neriah blends the Japanese izakaya which are informal restaurants that serve small plates and sake, with classic bistro food. The interior design is also supposed to reflect the restaurant’s concept.
Working together with Baranowitz & Goldberg Architects, the project is inspired by the traditional Japanese kite festivals where participants gather to fly huge kites in bright shades.
The bar is filled with tall upholstered wooden seats while minimal cylindrical lighting pendants with circular details fall from the ceiling.
Tiny round mirrors create an interesting pattern for the surrounding walls, establishing a “steady rhythm” and emphasizing the interior design’s changing colors.
These mirrors were included as a nod to classic bistro interiors, which often incorporates these accessories into the space.