When a designer says he or she literally "focused on the business of partying," you know you're in for a unique experience. That's exactly how Jean de Lessard said he approached the interior Kinoya, a bistro and bar in Montreal. Kinoya is a chaotic landscape of hemlock and white-spruce panels, recycled from barns, whose angular forms actually help diffuse noise. However, Kinoya is no tranquil Zen garden: "The design elements are deliberately aggressive," says de Lessard. If that vibe isn't apparent, visitors can always refer to the bar's painted décor, namely a ghostly samurai head impaled on a sword.
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