AYANA reopens restaurant following renovation

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    AYANA Resort and Spa Bali has re-opened Damar Terrace restaurant following renovations by Yasuhiro Koichi.Koichi’s trademark style is reflected in the combination of traditional materials, motifs and colours, set off by cutting-edge lighting and clean modern lines softened by tranquil lotus ponds.

    The central thatch-roofed bale (open-air gazebo) features a large carved wooden dragon suspended dramatically above a bar made from recycled ship wood, giving it a rustic, cozy edge. Another bale extends out over the pond with plush day-beds that almost appear to float. Wooden partitions separate each day-bed, providing an intimate ambience while guests watch the colorful koi fish dart beneath lotus plants lit up by dozens of floating candles at night.

    The beautiful glass lamps illuminating the restaurant were designed by Japanese glass artist Seiki Torige, who also created the bar using ‘kayu besi’ or ‘iron wood’ from an old Indonesian ship. Originally the hull of a wooden boat more than five metres in length, Seiki found this wood in a remote village in South Sulawesi. As its name suggests, iron wood is extremely hard and sinks in water like iron; according to legend, it also has the power to protect its passengers. It has been used in traditional Indonesian boatbuilding since ancient times.

    Daniel Fountain / 27.01.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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