For his firm’s participation in this years Dining By Design event, renowned Interior Designer Roric Tobin calls on his extensive work in Japan and his deep appreciation for Japanese design, imagining an evening celebration in the classical Japanese garden of Korakuen.
This setting for A Night in Korakuen evokes the gardens, starting with a deep blue carpet from Stark as its base. The focal point is the dramatic Flow dining table with its striking shock of orange veins running through the Onice Bella Rosa slab from ABC Stone, which is set on a metallic casting of wooden branches.
At the two heads of the table are Crane chairs in contrasting veneer based on the iconic origami shape. The seating is filled out with acrylic ballroom chairs with cushions upholstered in colorful silk.
The River Rock buffet has a cabinet of grey birdseye with a slab of aqueous cast glass floating above. Rushes and irises surround the piece to make it feel as much a garden sculpture as furniture.
The final piece from the Roric Tobin Designs collection is the Lotus Leaf side table, which consists of three small disks of Verde Ming marble in a simple stepped formation.
Tablescape elements are courtesy of Christofle, with china silver and geometric candelabra which complete the look. Above, a dramatic flock of illuminated origami cranes sweep through the air. Finishing the scene are dramatic contemporary kimonos mounted on the upholstered walls.
This vignette was created in collaboration with Modern Luxury Media.