2010 Hit List: Heat Shabu Baru by Lynn Trinh


For her design of Sacramento’s new nightspot Heat Shabu Baru, up-and-coming San Francisco designer Lynn Trinh complemented the Japanese fondue menu with a palette of gray and black with jolts of symbolic red, a color that represents energy and strong emotion in Japanese culture. Industrial elements, such as sculptural metal artwork by Florida artist Jon Allen, help the space transition from an elegant dining room to late-night lounge, while Onion pendant lamps by LZF provide soft, moody lighting. But the focal point, day or night, is the illuminated bar, wrapped with fluorescent-lit red Plexiglas and topped with a smooth white Corian and inset with fondue warmers.


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