"We tried to work with materials and colurs that are subtle and classic, not too shouty – I worry about short-term tactics, everything ends up looking the same. How many times do you visit a place because it looks great in a picture but disappoints in real life?" Afroditi Krassa, the studio's founder.
To achieve this shadowy aesthetic the studio looked to Japanese kissas – underground jazz cafes which sprung up around Tokyo in the 1930s, where locals would listen to music while enjoying food and cocktails.
"They were bold, atmospheric and nocturnal type of places where you would go to let your hair down and experiment with new, fun things," said Krassa.