Royal T Gallery & Cafe

Culver City, California

Royal T Café & Gallery is a 10,000 square foot warehouse conversion in Culver City to an art gallery and cafe. The concept of the design is to promote a mixing of the display of art with the art of dining. The cafe-goers would be interacting with the art and the food simultaneously. Under the roof of the original bow-string truss building, large plexi-glass display cases float throughout the space, containing the various, and usually colorful and eccentric, works on view. Adding to the color of Royal T is the introduction of the Japanese theme of the “Maid Café,” where overtones of sexuality are intertwined with the display of Japanese art.

Executed by Yo-ichiro Hakomori as Architect and Partner at wHY Architecture