Bamboo on 2nd
Downtown Loft District, 2nd Avenue North

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Bamboo on 2nd is an Asian-fusion sushi restaurant in Birmingham’s Downtown Loft District on trendy 2nd Avenue North. Appleseed designed multiple pieces unique to the space, including the wooden light fixtures, sleek white metal chairs and the burlap ceiling panels.  Strong vertical lines in bold colors highlight the space which was all inspired by an art piece provided by the client.

About the Project
OpportunitiesWe had a great opportunity with this space because we were dealing with a lot of existing elements from the historic building. Brick walls, an exposed wood ceiling and a concrete floor didn't lend itself to an Asian restaurant, so we had our work cut out for us to create a fresh space inside that honored the food as well as the heritage of the chef. The burlap ceiling panels, which feature symbols of good fortune from Tibetan temples, showcase some of Chef Abhi’s strongest influences. They also hide the building ductwork and gently sculpt the restaurant’s high ceilings into a cozy dining space. All of the chairs in the space were designed by Appleseed to add a pop of white and sleek lines to the space. A plyboo-covered bar and custom concrete table with bamboo stalk legs that were poured directly into the floor complete the Asain-inspired design.