Dyer Brown collaborated with Japanese interior designer, Noriyoshi Muramatsu, founder of Studio Glitt, in bringing an upscale ‘izakaya’-style restaurant and opulent dining experience to Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. Located in the newly constructed Four Seasons Hotel, Zuma brings a sophisticated level of design to the city’s third tallest skyscraper.
Patrons enter at street level and are ushered up a sweeping curved stair into a space dominated by granite walls and slabs of exotic monkey pod wood sourced from Thailand. Additional interior accents include full-height rice paper accent walls in vibrant red and purple jewel tones, creating a warm and texturally rich ambiance. One of the biggest challenges of this project was getting the floating DJ booth in the building. Being a twelve-foot-long monkey pod tree trunk, the building (that was also under construction) required it be cut in half and reassembled once inside.