design studio takagicapéran unveils ‘hiden’ japanese curry lab food shop situated within the foodie hotspot of the coal drops yard at kings cross in london. bright yellow counters and cabinets adorn the store vibrantly, attracting passers-by’s attention and inviting them to try the authentic dishes.
all images courtesy of takagicapéran
takagicapéran followed a simple design approach, setting an optimized ‘laboratory’ kitchen staged in a clean and minimalistic environment. in japanese, ‘hiden’ means a secret recipe with attention to details and an unknown blend of spices. here, the simplistic yet crafted application of yellow color throughout the space is integrating all functional aspects of the preparation process, further celebrating the passion of food and the staging of the product.
a curry sample gallery on the sidewall of the store, from the japanese art of ‘shokuhin sanpuru’, is the sole indication of the iconic dishes. the yellow backwall & front counter house the few signages present in the store with magnetic menu letters and neon lighting logo at the top. the side areas share dining counters where customers can enjoy their meal, seating on stools specially designed by takagicaperan for ‘hiden’.
the yellow counter and storage cabinets
the food sample gallery on the wall
‘hiden’ door sign
name: hiden japanese curry lab
edited by: myrto katsikopoulou | designboom