Melbourne architects Hassell have create a beautiful space for sushi bar Deba. Shielded by heavy white cyprus battens, the space is quiet and contemplative. The use of gloss white tiling edged in timber emulates the cleanliness of a Japanese bath house, while the Koi fish mosaic and noren curtains evoke the serenity of a Japanese tea garden.

Deba, derived from the Japanese carving knive, Deba bocho, is designed for strength and precision. Like exquisitely executed sashimi, Deba is intricate, intimate and crafted beautifully.

Make sure you visit Deba for yourself to get a feel for the space. Located at the entry of Yarra Lane, South Yarra.