hashi mori chopstick forest at ‘izakaya japanese kitchen’ by affect studio, berlin, germany
all images courtesy of affect studio
berlin and los angeles-based design firm affect studio (sofia borges and bjørn hoffmann) has sent us exclusive images of ‘izakaya japanese kitchen’,
a restaurant located in the center of berlin. hovering over the main seating area is an installation of hand dyed chopsticks,
all 13,454 of which have been drilled, threaded and attached to a suspended ceiling. overall, the canopy is a union between the traditional symbolism
of the material and the modern technology used to design the feature. overall, the chopstick forest measures 56 sq. meters (602 sq. feet),
uses 20 kilometers (12 miles) of nylon and took a crew of 14 people three weeks to complete.
view of the undulating chopstick canopy
interior view from seating level
view from below
custom textured wallpaper
custom wallpaper, hand drawn on the computer and processed by a customized script, is hung on the back wall of the restaurant.
due to the lighting, the texture is recognizable from far away as a forest with the word ‘hashi’ visible in the surface,
but from close up, it dissolves into a line drawing.
detail of inset lighting
façade of restaurant
the staining of the chopsticks
nylon is woven through the top
the chopsticks are attached to canvas and suspended from the ceiling
view from above
rendering of suspended chopsticks
division of installation into eight units