Indie Cafe



Studio Nigro was excited to work with one of Chicago’s best Asian fusion restaurants in renovating their space, bringing the atmosphere up to the level of their exquisite food. We designed a new sushi bar as the focal point, connecting two previously separate dining spaces. Using shou sugi ban, an ancient Japanese technique that preserves wood by charring it, we added texture and depth to the palette while maintaining the client’s desire for a minimalist yet warm aesthetic.