AIA / LA, Restaurant Design Award, 2017
Little Octopus is an extension of the namesake brand started at Pop, offering customers a sophisticated, richly textured update of the Nashville favorite. We looked to old school Miami for inspiration, equipping the space with flora, linen, and stained sherbet colored glass. Transforming the space meant taking it out of the dark: exchanging the heavy opaque facade with a wide expanse of glass that glows from within, as well as lifting and puncturing the ceiling to let light in. Little Octopus echoes a longing for shore break, emphasized by pops of coral and translucent layers.
Photos: Lisa Diederich