supermaniac inc. design imaginary forest in bar 005 supermaniac inc. design imaginary forest in bar 005
jul 22, 2013

supermaniac inc. design imaginary forest in bar 005

supermaniac inc. design imaginary forest in bar 005
all images courtesy of nacasa + partners/daisuke shima




the perfect hiding place for adults, ‘bar 005’ designed by japanese firm supermaniac inc. (akitoshi imafuku, nobuaki suzuki), is available only to those in the know. at an underground location in osaka japan, there is a small piece of sinage at the entrance ‘005’. the concept came from an imaginary story of a great forest, that spreads out above the bar with the roots of trees breaking through the ceiling above. subtly referencing that this is a healing place away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the sculptures help people envision a forest above. not wanting to express every detail of the idea the designers let the patrons develop an interpretation of the space so that, like the roots, their own fantasy can grow.

the root sculptures are made from driftwood (blue version)

the silhouette of the cutout alphabets of the concept of the bar are lit up by the LED (red version)

‘when I come here to chill with a glass in my hand, there is a time that I cannot buy with money’

the sculptures help people envision a forest above

the entrance to the underground bar with it small sign, 005



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