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Bento Asian Kitchen

November 30, 2023

At Bento in Jacksonville, Florida, the word is water: specifically, the iconic Pop Art colors and forms of mid-century swimming pools. Curved walls and ceilings finished with mosaic tiles and burnished ultramarine plaster bring diners into the deep end of the imagery. Riley woven upholstery in “Lapis” was the perfect choice for the banquettes—its bold, graphic pattern calls to mind a beach ball or 1950s polka dot bikini. The colorway compliments the space’s striking blue color scheme, and the solution-dyed acrylic fibers mean those splashy colors are built to last in this high-traffic food establishment.

Jacksonville, FL | Design: gdpdesignbuild | Photo: Courtesy of gdpdesignbuild