kengo kuma wraps nacrée restaurant with walls of transparent tubes kengo kuma wraps nacrée restaurant with walls of transparent tubes
jun 19, 2016

kengo kuma wraps nacrée restaurant with walls of transparent tubes

kengo kuma wraps nacrée restaurant with walls of transparent tubes




in myagi, tokyo, architect kengo kuma has completed the whimsical interior design of a french restaurant ran by a japanese chef who previously worked at a 3-star michelin restarant in france. named ‘nacrée’, the focal characteristic of this space is defined by an unconventional element of architecture that wraps and curves around the floorplan to form a decorative and functional element.

 kengo kuma restaurant nacree tokyo designboom
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the acrylic cylinders suspend from the ceiling to create a transparent curtain and partitioning between different zones of the restaurant; their light opacity allow the decorative stems of flowers fixed in-between to be the focus and diffuses the artificial light. kengo kuma has extended the theme of floras and transparency in the remainder of the scheme which is furnished with timber furniture, floral tableware and white table-clothed tables.

 kengo kuma restaurant nacree tokyo designboom
fake flowers have been inserted into the cyclindrical tubes

florals and transparency is the continuous theme

the restaurant is based in myagi, tokyo

bamboo sticks wrapped in fake vines surround the bar area

bar area of the restaurant







  • lol miyagi ain’t in tokyo tho it’s literally 3-4 prefectures away……
    heads up to people who actually live in tokyo and might be disappointed (like me)

    Meow says:

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