Mizu literally means water and philosophically it represents all things transient or in a state of flow associating with concepts of rivers, plants, seasons and fluids. Inspired by these very elements, we have incorporated traditional Japanese elements that relate to these aspects like the interesting koi fish resin filling on the marble bar top and the patent cherry blossom motif used in the varying forms of an embroidery on the bar stools, as an artwork on the striking custom banana fabric pendants and as a tabletop print. Aside from the pièce de résistance of the space which is undoubtedly the large 15 feet long boat shaped ceiling installation which displays a vibrant artwork, a major nod to the Japanese inspiration also includes the oriental-inspired screen partitions, natural wood finishes, concrete flooring with Japanese inscriptions on it, the rugged stone bar apron with carved inscriptions on it and of course the stunning 21 running feet custom banana fabric light fixture above the bar that is shaped as an abstract fish form. A stone finish wall along one side of the space lends an earthy touch to the ambience of the whole space and adding a further richness to it is the plush colour palette of deep reds, fuschias and velvety greys and blues.
While one sees a rich synthesis of textures and materials in the interior design of the space, there is also emphasis given on accessorising the space meticulously wherein one sees an entire wall set up as a display of an array of handmade ceramic tea kettles designed by Art Ichol. Mizu is as much about the oriental ambience as it is about the food.