Sakura in a bar
To express Hanami's beauty, glamorous, strength and fragility, I use a resin with hologram sheets with laser cut as fluttering flowers. Then I hung the hologram objects from the ceiling and put the light from both inside and outside. And also, I create two areas. One is lounge area that has atmosphere with glamorous and beauty, the other is private karaoke room area that has active side of Hanami, like energy, strength and more.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
"Ricca" is a bar, located at Kagurazaka.
Even now, there are Japanese traditional atmosphere and alley in this town.
I created this design to express Japanese aesthetic sense.
In Japan, there is cultural event is known as “Hanami”, which means “cherry blossom viewing”. This unique event is happened only in couples of week of early spring.
Inspired by this moment, I designed this bar with beauty, glamorous, strength and fragility of Hanami.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
This object what I designed is installed in a bar/ lounge. It stays permanently, does not required any of maintenance and repair often.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
B1F KAGURAZAKA TERRACE
5-1 KAGURAZAKA, SHINJUKU-KU, TOKYO ZIP162 0825 JAPAN
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Interior Space and Exhibition Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The ceilings of both spaces are covered with deformed flower objects. The objects are made of resin with hologram sheets and cut with a laser. Guests can see various colors and reflected lights because of the feature of the hologram sheets and they appear to be fluttering flowers. I added half-transparent red color film on the resin objects to create a more bewitching atmosphere in the lounge area. Meanwhile, in the private karaoke room I had the hologram to reflect the lights naturally in order to produce more active feelings. In the center of the room I hung the hologram objects from the ceiling and put the light from both inside and outside. The light from the outside gets reflected randomly in the room and from inside projects flower-like expression onto the ceiling and the wall.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Total Area : 75.9m2
Lounge Area : 45.8m2
Vip room Area : 9.7m2
Art Panel size : 140mm x 130mm,
Hexagon size : 30mm x 26mm
RICCA, Bar, Lounge, Hologram, cherry blossom, artwork, Reflection
When I was walking down street, the streets have many trees of cherry with blossom opens and fluttered, I was surprised this unique moment.
Then I realized that if I can express cherry flowers’ beauty, glamorous, strength and fragility, which will be great design and concept for any of spaces like bar and lounge.
All the reflection of this object at this place are different, cause of the angle of ceiling, light and air circulation.
So, I had to take many samples and experiment to set properly.
And also all the hologram materials are bend an pressed by hands, so it provides the lighting reflection randomly.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Nacasa & Partners
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