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Nobu Fifty Seven

New York, NY

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa has been an inspiration to Rockwell Group since working together on his first Tribeca restaurant in 1994. The chef’s upbringing and international experiences became the jumping off point for the spirit of his Midtown Manhattan restaurant.

large-scale seashell chandelier hanging above the bar at Nobu 57
Thousands of abalone shells make up the chandelier hanging above the bar.

The power of Chef Nobu’s experimental cuisine became a spark for ideas.

From his early years growing up in the Japanese countryside to his first work as a chef in South America, the chef’s experiences inspired a design that uses materials as a geographic exploration of history and craft.

Layers of screens and texture are a recurring theme in Nobu restaurants worldwide.

Cast terrazzo embedded with bamboo, light fixtures made of abalone shells and sea urchins, and a curved wall of abaca fiber echo the natural materials and craft of Japan.

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