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Kyoto – Giappone
Year: 2020
Interior designer: Uchida Design Studio
Photographer: Satoshi Asakawa

MUNI ALAIN DUCASSE RESTAURANT is one of three upscale restaurants in the heart of Kyoto which opened in 2020.
It is part of the renowned hotel MUNI KYOTO that lies in an exceptional location.
The charm of Arashiyama has always captured the imagination of its visitors. The hotel is located opposite Togetsukyo Bridge, renowned for its beauty. The murmur of the river, the moonlight across the bridge, the scent of the morning dew swept along by the wind, the essence of the season, the genuine atmosphere. A truly unique setting. Large windows overlooking lush nature and exquisite gardens. This stunning view varies as the seasons change throughout the year. This atmosphere was fundamental in the choice of using natural materials in the restaurant’s architecture.
MUNI ALAIN DUCASSE has gained a reputation for being a contemporary restaurant that incorporates Kyoto ingredients into the traditional French cuisine prepared by chef Hugues Gérard.

Uchida Design Inc. designed the interiors, earning the renowned iF DESIGN AWARD 2021 for Interior Design in 2021.
For the installation of the decorative lighting, they chose to collaborate with Vistosi. Vistosi’s craftspeople skillfully created a custom collection that successfully interpreted the requests of theinterior designer Shigeru Uchida.
A sleek shape reminiscent of bamboo canes featuring a combination of cylindrical sections of smooth transparent glass with sections of sandblasted striped-effect glass.
These pure crystal rods with different lengths and circumferences are arranged at distinct heights, individually and in clusters, in order to give life to an understated yet impressive setting.

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