Such a sleek and minimal dining room room. The floating wood sideboard, wood slat ceiling and dining room table add warmth to the space, while the floor to ceiling window, light flooring and crisp white walls create a beautiful contrast, and I love how my “CONNECTED" Art Print ties in to the Contemporary MCM vibe and adds a bold focal point to the room. Link in bio to order Prints.•
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Tetchan Yakitori Bar
designed by Kengo Kuma
Tokyo, Japan 🔻🔺🔻🔺
Tufts of brightly coloured electrical cabling give the walls and furniture of this outstandingly unusual bar a hairy appearance.
The tangle of rainbow-hued wires drapes down the walls, over table-tops and chair backs, and around light-fittings in Tetchan.
Kengo Kuma & Associates renovated both the ground and first floors of the small eatery and bar and to contrast with the multi-coloured and jumbled aesthetic of the upper level, the architects added white and transparent details made from molten plastic to the street-level bar. "It is mostly made of recycled materials," said the studio.
"We applied recycled LAN cables, which we call Mojamoja, to describe its shaggy, woolly look, and what is called acrylic ball – left-over melted acrylic byproduct pieces.
"As a result, some amazing interiors emerged, where form becomes invisible, and only materiality and various colours appear as if floating in the air," added the team.
Slabs of melted acrylic were used to form the furniture downstairs, including a bar at the centre of the space. This was formed from stacked disks of the melted and solidified plastic, made translucent by its bubbly texture.
Metal-framed bar stools positioned around the edge of the serving counter have square seats made from the same molten acrylic material, while a graphic mural by Japanese artist Teruhiko Yumura covers one of the walls.
A multi-media installation used typography and the most advanced digital technologies to ethically engage the audience.
In Order to Control was realized in 2011 by NOTA BENE Visual, a multi-disciplinary studio based in Istanbul. Using kinetics and projections, the installation consisted of a dark room where a text was initially projected on the floor.
As viewers accessed the space their shadows covered words on the floor, which were then projected on the wall instead. In order to make sense of the text, the viewer had to move and possibly to join arms with other viewers.
NOTA BENE Visual designed the installation in a way that calls for the viewer's complete engagement of body and mind. In fact, the ethical question behind the work addresses our capacities to 'move' and take action in our controversial society.
One text projected demonstrates this notion: 'To do nothing is sometimes the worst thing you can do. Whenever you know but don’t act upon, you are committing crime as well. Are you really the one to distinguish the moral from the immoral'