Kisa started its life as a Wellington pop-up, serving tantalizing & dressed-up Middle Eastern street food within a fast-casual environment.
With the need for a special space to call home, Wonder was approached to develop the interior design for their Cuba Street site.
The interior allows soft light to dance on textured surfaces, a soft & considered palette of natural materials with an emphasis on warm hues.
The tonal palette of Kisa's interior draws inspiration from the natural landscapes of the Middle East.
Earthy tones such as terracotta, sand, and deep ochre create a warm and inviting atmosphere, reminiscent of the region's desert landscapes and sun-drenched architecture.
Artist Emma Kohlmann was commissioned to produce a series of works,
framed & installed by local Tom Mackie.
Bespoke banquette seating spans the length of the restaurant windows,
pulling the attention inward from the busy Cuba Street outdoors.