Niki Nakayama & Carole Iida-Nakayama on the handmade at n/naka
Chef Niki Nakayama and Sous-chef Carole Iida-Nakayama on the importance of the handmade in their Los Angeles restaurant, n/naka. They worked with Zen Sekizawa and Mario Correa of MANO YA to produce the handmade furniture at n/naka. To view more handmade restaurant design, visit the “Consume” exhibition, on view at the Craft in America Center until 1/4/20.
Consume: Handcrafting L.A. Restaurant Design is an exhibition that focuses on handmade objects made by over 30 local artists for Southern California restaurants. The exhibition features all forms of items associated with food consumption, including: serving boards, dishware, glasses, lighting, and furnishings. The intersection of design, art, and craft to enhance dining is the crux of this show.