id present small forest-like interior for cafe ki in tokyo
id present small forest-like interior for cafe ki in tokyo id present small forest-like interior for cafe ki in tokyo
oct 23, 2013

id present small forest-like interior for cafe ki in tokyo

id present small forest-like interior for cafe ki in tokyo
all images courtesy of id




featuring a pure white interior, cafe ki designed by japanese firm id offers a small forest-like space. located in setagaya-ku, tokyo in japan, and ‘ki’, which translates to ‘tree’ are used as symbols throughout – interpreted in the espresso colored tree stands, they give people the opportunity to enjoy coffee and pastries beneath their branches. the furniture pieces are made from steel and stand out against the integrated minimal finishes in the background. the ‘trees’ double as a table leg, providing structural support and also enable coats and hats to be hung on them. the main table in the middle of the room accommodates a large number of people, the wooden extensions help to maintain a comfortable sense of distance while sharing the table, as they also act as dividers. the designers not only created the interior for cafe ki but also the graphics, uniforms, website and original products.



looking back towards the street



detail of the table



interior view



overlooking the large shared table in the middle



integrated graphics



detail of the branches (left) and the cube-sugar tray shaped like a leaf (right)



ki sign at the entrance



view from the exterior



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  • GREAT JOB!!!

    moreno says:
  • Joli et pratique, il n’en fallait pas plus!

    aurelia-m says:
  • “Forest-like space”? Have you ever been to a forest? They crossed the line from minimal to sterile.

    jan sabach says:
  • Boorrinnggg !!

    Noark says:
  • its beautifully calm inside and not at all sterile. Its crisp,clean, ordered and soothing. Went there yesterday. Pure white. But the the woman who runs the cafe is delightful and you get the sense she has found her “i-ki-gai”

    markjamesdesign says:

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