Boston – Bringing a sophisticated level of design to Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, elevated ‘izakaya’-style restaurant, Zuma Boston, has officially opened its doors, welcoming locals and visitors to experience the vibrancy and energy that lives within its four walls.
Locally headquartered Dyer Brown, as executive architect, collaborated with Tokyo-based designer, Noriyoshi Muramatsu, founder of Studio Glitt, to stay true to the restaurant’s global aesthetic inspired by the four elements of earth, fire, water and air.
The twelfth worldwide location for Zuma occupies the second floor of the recently opened Four Seasons Hotel at One Dalton Street. While embodying the style and elegance of Zuma’s eleven other locations worldwide, the design s
howcases elements that relate to the innovative, pulsating city of Boston such as Thai-imported Pu Fai stone boulders.
Patrons enter at street level to be ushered up a sweeping curved stair into a high-ceilinged space dominated by granite walls and slabs of exotic monkey pod wood sourced from Thailand. Additional interior accents include full-height rice paper accent walls and vibrant red and purple jewel tones, creating a texturally rich, warm and sophisticated ambiance. Featuring a main dining room including a sushi bar, robata charcoal grill and open kitchen, the intimate restaurant also offers a semi-private dining room featuring a long glass partition that preserves the vibrancy of the main dining room with a touch of added seclusion.
To help achieve Studio Glitt’s signature design for Zuma, Dyer Brown’s architects helped meet several enormous challenges of working in a tight space in a skyscraper that was still under construction.