EN Japanese Brasserie

East meets West (Village).

EN is a unique restaurant in New York’s West Village that combines the very best of izakaya fare and Japanese home cooking. The restaurant’s elegant simplicity and relaxed setting inspired the notion of a “Japanese brasserie,” a descriptor that we integrated into the name. With its clean and spare layouts, natural materials and handcrafted details, the identity conveys the restaurant’s refined informality.

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We designed a rough hewn-logo replicating the look of a traditional Japanese seal.
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The logo was burned onto wooden menus and chopsticks using a hot metal brand.

A combination of elegant typography and natural hand-crafted materials conveyed the essential values of this atypical Japanese boîte that serves home-cooked food in a stunning environment.