Mid-century meets Oriental inspiration in this modern bar in Chicago.
On West Loop, Chicago, you’ll find a blue door that will take you to Kumiko, a stunning mid-century bar with Japanese inspiration, immediately transporting you to Japan. It’s a sensory experience that combines mixology with culinary. Check this incredible modern bar in Chicago, designed by Momose.
Designed by Momose, who acts as creative director, and named for the ancient Japanese art of kumiko, in which tiny pieces of wood are crafted with precision into patterned panels sans nails or joints, this new bar welcomes guests in an intimate space with a mid-century style and Oriental inspiration.
“Kumiko is about dedication and precision—making food and drinks that delight with a commitment to quality and technique.“
Turning this 1880’s building into a joy to behold was not an easy task but it was a worthy one, for now Kumiko was born, with a mid-century inspiration mixed with a modern take on a Japanese bar. Extraordinary culinary is thrown into the mix, along with Japanese-inflected cocktails, spirits and nonalcoholic beverages, creating a simple harmony that is essential to anyone visiting Kumiko.
With a balance of clean and symmetrical lines that act as a frame for some natural pieces of live-edge wood, rounded seating, and elements of art and interest intermixed in key areas against off-white walls, Kumiko showcases simple design with incredible refinement.
If you’re ever in Chicago and wondering where to go, Kumiko is the place to hit with your friends or family. A wonderful spot for an amazing meal and incredible cocktails, Kumiko brings the tranquility and uniqueness to you in a special way.
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