Ichiro Sushi, Burwood Brickworks


  • Studio Gray-Scale
  • TopFit Projects
  • Ichiro Sushi
  • Michelle Jarni


Ichiro Izakaya Bar is a modern Japanese restaurant and, like its cuisine – the design fuses Australian and Japanese design together in a truly unique and considered manner. Located within Burwood Brickworks, this shopping centre’s stringent standards of sustainability are reflected in this beautiful restaurant interior, with the fit-out being constructed completely from durable, sustainable, and recycled materials.

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The interior design for Ichiro Izakaya, boasts a space packed with unique design features, high quality, sustainable materials, and energy efficient mood lighting. It is a space that envelops the diner and provides an experience that is in unison with the food on offer.
The systemised design process for this interior, encompassed thorough research and concept design, through to detailed construction documentation. The design planning process considered traffic flow & functionality – ensuring maximum efficiency for all staff tasks, actions & processes.


This project proves that sustainable outcomes can be achieved for commercial interiors, and that sustainable outcomes can also be cost-effective and aesthetically pleasing.
All materials used within this fit out were considered and approved from a sustainable perspective. So, we can confidently say this fit out has the least possible environmental impact in its construction – a huge step forward for the interior design & construction industry in Victoria.


The overall design for this fit out is something that is achieved only through years of tried & tested experience. We believe the outcome is a testament to the professional design experience we bring to this project. In addition to this – we can confidently offer our clients a balance of smart design solutions, that are also sustainable and cost-effective.
This project advances interior design in Australia, as it pushes us towards more sustainable outcomes. We need to see more interior designs like this going forward, as well as more stringent requirements from approving bodies – as Burwood Brickworks.


This project exemplifies an interior design solution that is both innovate in design, and sustainable in its outcome.
The unique design features, such as highly detailed timber framing wrapping vertically up walls and connecting to a grid format in the ceiling space is a creative solution – that hints at Japanese design principles, whilst being constructed of an Australian timber – recycled messmate.
With the aim of a completely sustainable interior outcome – this project pushed us to come up with innovative ways to design & source materials. We discovered new materials and we re-used existing materials in new ways.

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