Having been known to Wanstead public as an Italian cafe, the shop needed a fresh look, so the owner decided on trying a different venture and introduce a sushi bar to the area. The listed Victorian cast iron awning and a few listed elements inside the building meant the design had to be in harmony with the old but keeping a modern edge. Reclaimed wood was used as a basis for the bar area, with red cabled bulb pendants hanging from the double height ceiling with its exposed ventilation system and raw wooden beams. A modern Japanese twist was given with the waves pattern of the wallpaper contrasting the dark grey walls and concrete flooring. The exposed red brickwork and internal windows complete a somewhat industrial look, that one has not associated with the generally minimalist concept of sushi bars, but which works effortlessly with this building.