MONOGATARI :: shou sugi ban cypress wall cladding
MONOGATARI – charred #2 common grade cypress
burnt & sealed on face only
13/16” thick X 5-1/2″ wide X 6’ – 16’ random lengths
ABOUT THE PROJECT
reSAWN TIMBER co.’s Japanese-inspired MONOGATARI charred wood is the perfect compliment to this vibrant, modern sushi restaurant in Boerum Hill Brooklyn.
Sushi Ganso, a part of the Ganso Group, is run by Harris Salat and Chef Tadashi Ono, longtime collaborators and co-authors of popular Japanese cookbooks.
Tadashi, Ganso’s Partner and Culinary Director, is a celebrated chef who has won plaudits for both his Japanese and French cooking in The New York Times, Gourmet, Food & Wine and other publications. From 2003 to 2012 he served as Executive Chef of Matsuri.
Harris, Ganso’s Managing Partner, is a Brooklyn native long fascinated by Japan. Harris’s stories about Japanese cuisine have appeared in The New York Times, Saveur, Gourmet and other publications. Harris has also trained in Japanese restaurant kitchens in New York, Tokyo and Kyoto.
Sushi Ganso was designed by Amy Butchko of Butchko & Co. Amy worked with natural materials to create a casual, comfortable atmosphere that evokes a Japanese sensibility.
“reSAWN TIMBER was a pleasure to work with–they offered a large assortment of beautiful materials, returned pricing promptly, offered samples as necessary, and could even fabricate furniture. I couldn’t be more please with the result and will definitely look to them in the future for specialty lumber needs.”
– Amy Butchko
On the wall opposite the sushi bar is a giant mural of a sea bream gyo-taku (Japanese fish print) painted by the renown New York-based Japanese artist Momoyo Torimitsu. The inscription below the fish reads
“I’ve come to Sushi Ganso to be eaten.”
The ancient technique of shou sugi ban is gaining new life as a unique and modern interior and exterior wall cladding. The wood is carefully charred, misted with water, cooled, brushed to remove dust and loose debris, and then stained/sealed to create the unique designs you will find in the CHARRED collection.
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