Uni’s Newly Expanded Interior Design

The region’s finest restaurants have plenty to teach us about design. Here, we take a closer look at Uni 2.0, where Ken Oringer and Tony Messina offer a unique take on Japanese cuisine.

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Photograph by Nina Gallant

1. Uplighting behind the banquettes is a theatrical flourish increasingly found in residential design.

2. Thick columns in the darkest gray separate the bar from the dining room.

3. The backlit bar, a major focal point, is a not-so-subtle reminder to order another cocktail.

4. Three-tiered pendant lights soften the look.

5. Very practical pedestal tables reduce the visual clutter of furniture legs.

6. To create a unified look, the floors were stained a warm, rich tone that matches the tables and chairs.

7. Midcentury Hans Wegner “Wishbone” chairs offer a delicate contrast to the interior’s heavier notes.

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Photograph by Nina Gallant