The French restaurant chain Sushi Shop, specialist in Japanese food, currently has more than seventy restaurants in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Italy and Spain. When the Madrid branch opened in the Salamanca area of the city, a stone’s throw from the Puerta de Alcalá (Alcala Gate), interior design company VOO-DO commissioned Naturpiedra for an exclusive design of pieces of Ignita Metal slate. Ever since then slate can be seen in the bars of their newly built and renovated establishments, in fitting with the rest of the Japanese style décor.
S-Concept, the franchise company managing the restaurants, is very satisfied with the natural slate from Bernardos in Segovia which can now be seen inside thirteen restaurants and has asked Naturpiedra for another supply of the naturally textured slate slabs to be made. Also among its five new Sushi Shop projects, the chain is opening for the first time outside of Europe in New York, which is a huge step forward for S-Concept in terms of future expansion.
For Naturpiedra this project is significant in helping to consolidate its position in the demanding North American market where other projects have been carried out mostly in California.
It also rounds off the long list of countries where Naturpiedra has previously worked on projects such as the University of Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), the church of St. Augustine in Tokyo (Japan) and the St. Enoch shopping centre in Glasgow (Scotland), all using the Ignita Metal slate from Bernardos.
According to Naturpiedra Sales Director Marta Aguado, collaborating with the Sushi-Shop chain ‘represents a great step forward in the international expansion strategy of the Segovia-based company’.