Japanese studio design spirits co. has created ‘nautilus project’, a restaurant located on the fourth floor of the ION shopping center in Singapore. Nest like volumes encircle semi-private dining spaces, separating them from the rest of the restaurant while acting as sculptural installations. Organic and natural in their appearance, the delicately spun objects alter the perception of light and space as they gradually untangle and reveal activity within. Transforming the simple overall shell, the cylindrical forms softly divide the large room into a series of intimate and porous spaces.
Overlapping layers of light wood create a textural and ethereal environment. the strong, swooping forms are softened by the materiality and application of wood, appearing as warm and comfortable rather than frenetic and chaotic. light filters through the organic structures, casting shadows and patterns onto the monochromatic surfaces.