Oakland, CA


The Periodic Table

The Periodic Table is a sake bar and taproom located in Emeryville’s Public Market. With the mission to make sake more approachable, every inch of the 400 square foot space is fitting for an intimate and educational bar experience. The overall design is contemporary with roots stemming from the owners’ passion for geometry and chemistry. Half-hexagon patterns, inspired by the benzene molecule, are a recurring visual element throughout the space.

The back bar shelving is a three-dimensional representation of the Periodic Table of Elements, and its construction was influenced by Japanese joinery and craftsmanship. Colorful fabric panels inspired by Japanese Noren are screen-printed with chemical elements, adding a playful touch to the focal display. Adjacent shelves display unique Japanese liquor bottles, chemistry lab flasks and sake glassware.

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Status: Built
Location: Emeryville, CA, US
Firm Role: Architect and Interior Designer of record