Jouin and Manku wanted the interior concept to evoke the feeling of the Mediterranean sea and the culture of the region which it defines. They arrived at the idea of the great sculpture which floats above the open kitchen, suggesting perhaps a large blue fish, reflections animating its surface. By day it is translucent and calm, a diaphanous silvery blue, then at night it is lit from inside to become more energised, more scintillating. Visible from the street, it draws the attention of passers-by and for those who enter the restaurant it creates a spectacular effect.
The sculpture is a complex piece realised with local contractor Sunray and the Japanese company Asahi Building Wall who previously collaborated with Jouin Manku on the façade of the
Van Cleef & Arpels flagship store in Tokyo. A feat of engineering, it cantilevers dramatically at either end of the restaurant, fixed only with slim lateral hooks to the supporting structure of the kitchen beneath, creating the illusion of an extremely light object, floating independently of any structure, at once aerial and aquatic. The sculpture is crafted from carbon fibre behind an aluminium surface, copper-coloured inside and blue outside.