umeda chayamachi coffee blue coffee bottle by I IN
umeda chayamachi coffee for blue bottled coffee
tokyo-based studio I IN recently completed the design of Blue Bottle Coffee’s umeda chayamachi Coffee in osaka, Japan. the brand’s iconic blue logo vividly defines the space, giving customers the joy of experiencing the familiar coffee brand color through various lighting elements and materials. historically, chayamachi is also known for its unique Japanese tea culture that brings people together. as such, that sense of oneness is interpreted in a modern way throughout the cafe. ‘it’s not just a concept, but a place that really stimulates all five senses. the space has become a whole new cafe interior which offers a special experience while enjoying a cup of coffee, ‘ declares I IN.
all images © tomooki kengaku
bright blue accents + warm materials that stimulate the senses
the I in team organized the first floor to welcome customers to a cafe surrounded by warm colored woods, with a large drip station filled with bright, welcoming light. a polished high-haired stainless steel counter stands boldly with a reflection that forms the boundary between barista and patrons. however, the most important design feature is the special blue glass found throughout the space to express blue coffee bottle ”emblematic character of the brand. Moving towards the staircase area, a glass chandelier hangs from the ceiling and extends throughout the atrium. its coffee-colored glass spheres, made by a Japanese glass artist, gently invite guests to explore the upper level. ‘customers can feel the light and color of the flow through the three-dimensional spatial experience of the stairs, ‘ develops the team.
in the center of the second floor, a special area is flooded with blue light to stimulate visitors’ five senses. spending time there and bathing in the sights and sounds that “fall” from the ceiling, guests experience a unique ambience that can change their sense of time. ‘images and music, created in collaboration with panoramatiks, allows the client to completely reset. the bench, made of a special material, works in such a way that only the seated person can have this sensory experience, ‘ adds I IN.
Last name: blue coffee bottle umeda chayamachi coffee
site: osaka, japan
customer: blue coffee bottle
architecture + design: I IN
lighting design: Y lights
construction: TANK, loöwe workshop
photography: tomooki kengaku
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edited by: lea zeitoun | design boom