Shou Sugi Ban / by Keren Kabo

A fun day at the office playing with fire... we created this charred wood using a japanese technique called "shou sugi ban" for the interior design of the Anchor restaurant, an upscale seafood restaurant in Over the Rhine, Cincinnati.  

We love the chance to experiment with new methods and materials.  We tried several coatings and finishes until we found a treatment which preserves the depth and texture of the charred wood, while preventing wear and tear.  We are pleased to report that this was installed over two years ago and continues to perform beautifully in this busy restaurant space.

Final Product

Final Product