Modern organic: the woodcraft of Si Restaurant

Gepetto brought handmade care to the architectural drawings for Si Restaurant in Downtown Richmond.

View the gallery above to see this heart pine and maple custom milled with circular passageways, arcs and slanted wine rack shelves. The bar style table extends from the vertical curve of the wine rack for bar height seating. The unique table construction utilizing cross grain square cut tiles planed and polished with an epoxy sealer brings the natural warmth and organic fingerprint to the entire surface of the restaurant interior. The bench seating formed from a wave of finish grade ply melds up into the walls and their block and line modern design. The natural organic unstained wood complements and warms the minimalist modern design. (more…)