PROJECTS & COLLABORATIONS → ARAGAWA

Aragawa Mayfair

By Rosendale Design

DATE

2023

LOCATION

Mayfair, London

The most exclusive steak in London.

Aragawa, the globally renowned Japanese steak restaurant, has recently unveiled its opulent Mayfair venue, introducing Londoners to the unparalleled delight of Kobe beef. The interior, a masterful creation by Rosendale Design, seamlessly blends traditional Japanese aesthetics with the lavish characteristics of Mayfair’s hospitality scene.

Kirkdale has had the pleasure and pride in furnishing Aragawa’s new location, supplying the high traffic contract furniture for the private dining room and lower floor spaces. Upon entering the discreet entrance, guests are enveloped in sultry wood tones and ambient lighting, warmly beckoning them into the inviting restaurant. A striking feature is the back wall adorned with a curated collection of 1000 wine bottles, while a cascade of traditional paper lanterns forms an elegant chandelier, gracing the ceiling and extending down to the dining area below. The private dining room, concealed by a slatted wall, tantalises with glimpses of its sophisticated interior.

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Kirkdale studios, aragawa restaurant, Japanese steak, seating chair interior, interior furniture for restaurants, hotels, bars, bespoke furniture, contract furniture for hospitality

Seated in the exquisite Cologne chair, patrons are treated to an experience of class and sophistication. Crafted with solid ash wood and cushioned upholstery, this armchair harmoniously combines strength and softness, proving a truly luxurious chair deserving of a place at the Aragawa table. Upholstered in two distinct fabrics—soft leather for the private dining room and a radiant red velvet for the lower floor—the chairs seamlessly complement the overall aesthetic, meticulously curated to align with Aragawa’s identity.

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Kirkdale studios, aragawa restaurant, Japanese steak, seating chair interior, interior furniture for restaurants, hotels, bars, bespoke furniture, contract furniture for hospitality

Aragawa was conceived by Rosendale Design as a contemporary interpretation of of a Japanese castle, complete with elements of traditional Japanese architecture like Shoji panels and dark stained timber ceilings. Bespoke traditional lanterns light the space while a skylight between the basement and ground floor allows natural light to reach diners. It also allows patrons to peak through to the dining room while they peruse the impressive wine collection.

Wall panels in the main dining room were based on the patterns of original Nishijin silk kimonos. The red fabric with gold blossom motifs influence the rest of the room by inspiring the colour palette and bespoke metallic details found throughout the space.

"The restaurant boasts an impressive feature wine display that houses up to 1000 wine bottles."
Dale Atkinson
Rosendale Design
Kirkdale studios, aragawa restaurant, Japanese steak, seating chair interior, interior furniture for restaurants, hotels, bars, bespoke furniture, contract furniture for hospitality
Kirkdale studios, aragawa restaurant, Japanese steak, seating chair interior, interior furniture for restaurants, hotels, bars, bespoke furniture, contract furniture for hospitality

Our commitment to delivering quality furniture has complemented Aragawa’s vision in every detail. The careful construction of each piece ensures a seamless integration with the restaurant’s ambiance, further enhancing the overall dining experience.

Rosendale Design has shared a glimpse into their creative process by sharing the original design concepts for the space. These concepts not only unveil the visionary blueprint of the interior but also highlight the meticulous visual balance and core elements that have seamlessly transitioned into the final, completed interior.

As we delve into the intricacies of the design, it becomes evident that Rosendale Design approached the project with an artful blend of innovation and reverence for aesthetic harmony. The design concepts serve as a window into the initial stages of envisioning the space, where each element is thoughtfully curated to contribute to the overall ambiance.

Kirkdale studios, aragawa restaurant, Japanese steak, seating chair interior, interior furniture for restaurants, hotels, bars, bespoke furniture, contract furniture for hospitality
Kirkdale studios, aragawa restaurant, Japanese steak, seating chair interior, interior furniture for restaurants, hotels, bars, bespoke furniture, contract furniture for hospitality

At Aragawa, culinary excellence is not merely a goal; it is a commitment embodied by the highly skilled chefs. The Tajima beef, meticulously raised by Japan’s leading farmers, undergoes a rigorous certification process based on criteria such as marbling, texture, firmness, and the age of the cow. Aragawa surpasses the minimum standards by ageing its Tajima beef extensively to ensure that they only serve the best. The resulting steaks are prepared in a simple and traditional manner, allowing the quality of the meat to shine. Served with seasonal vegetables, each dish at Aragawa is a celebration of perfection, a testament to the dedication and skill of the culinary artisans behind the renowned establishment.

Kirkdale studios, aragawa restaurant, Japanese steak, seating chair interior, interior furniture for restaurants, hotels, bars, bespoke furniture, contract furniture for hospitality
Kirkdale studios, aragawa restaurant, Japanese steak, seating chair interior, interior furniture for restaurants, hotels, bars, bespoke furniture, contract furniture for hospitality

Did you like our project for Aragawa London? If you are interested in finding more interior furniture with Japanese influence, check out our Pinterest page for inspiration  →   Japanese Inspired Interior Furniture/ Japanese Dining Chairs

Dinner for a special occasion

Planning an extra special date or maybe your’e looking to celebrate?Delight with the best steak dinner you’ll ever have at Aragawa.

Lunch: 12-3pm
Dinner:6-10pm

CLIENT

Aragawa London

PHOTOGRAPHY

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