Blue Bottle Coffee梅田茶屋町店位于日本大阪。项目是该品牌在新地区开的第一家咖啡店，其室内设计要求通过一个故事简明易懂地传达Blue Bottle Coffee的信息。标志性的蓝色logo突然出现在城市景观之中，丰富的灯光和材料共同展现品牌那令人熟悉的蓝色，带给人发现的快乐。
Design of BLUE BOTTLE COFFEE UMEDA CHAYAMACHI CAFE in Osaka, Japan. Since this is the first coffee by the brand to open in new region, the interior design was required to consider the message of BLUE BOTTLE COFFEE conveying a story, easy to understand for the customers. The iconic blue logo that suddenly appears in the city scape and the joy of discovering the familiar blue of the brand, are expressed using various lights and materials.
▼从街巷看到咖啡厅logo，view to the logo of the cafe from the alley ©Tomooki Kengaku
▼咖啡厅外观，external view of the cafe ©Tomooki Kengaku
Historically, the location of Chayamachi has a unique Japanese tea culture, where people gather and share time, and the sense of unity is interpreted in a modern way throughout the whole cafe. On the first floor, the customer is surrounded by the essence of warm wood, a big drip station filled with bright welcoming light, a stage-like space where the barista making coffee stands out the most. The counter made of hairline polished stainless steel shows a dignified presence. The surface reflects the scenery of the space, softening the boundary between the barista and customers. The special blue glass, used throughout the store, expresses the brand’s iconic character with its’ unique transparency. The product is placed there to directly convey the brand’s message.
▼一层空间概览，overall view of the first floor space ©Tomooki Kengaku
▼空间中部由不锈钢制成的操作台，stainless counter in the center of the space ©Tomooki Kengaku
closer view to the counter, stainless steel reflects the space, blurring the boundary ©Tomooki Kengaku
view to the seats along the window from the counter ©Tomooki Kengaku
▼展示区和使用蓝色玻璃台面的桌子，display area and tables with blue glass surface ©Tomooki Kengaku
special made blue glass and the blue logo ©Tomooki Kengaku
▼玻璃细部，details of the glass ©Tomooki Kengaku
At the staircase area, a glass chandelier hung from the ceiling spreads throughout the atrium. Coffee-colored spherical glass, made by a glass artist based in Osaka, gently welcomes guests. Customers can feel the flow of an impressive view of light and color with the three-dimensional space experience of the stairs.
▼通往二层的楼梯，staircase towards the second floor ©Tomooki Kengaku
glass chandelier suspended above the staircase ©Tomooki Kengaku
▼咖啡色的玻璃珠，coffee-colored spheric glass ©Tomooki Kengaku
In the center of the second floor, mainly surrounded by white colored materials, a special area is located, stimulating the five senses of the visitors. By spending time here while bathing in the images and sounds that ‘fall’ from the ceiling, guests create a special experience that can change the impression of time and stimulate their senses. Images and music, created in collaboration with Panoramatiks, allow the customer to fully reset themselves. The bench made of a special material has a mechanism that only the person who actually sits can encounter through a sensory experience. It is not just a concept, but a place that really stimulates the fives senses of human. the space has become a completely new cafe interior, that offers a special experience while enjoying a cup of coffee.
▼二层空间概览，overall view of the second floor space ©Tomooki Kengaku
▼空间中部的特殊体验区，special area in the center of the space ©Tomooki Kengaku
▼座位区，seating area ©Tomooki Kengaku
▼细部，details ©Tomooki Kengaku
▼中部区域中变化的图像和光影，changing image and light in the central area ©Tomooki Kengaku
▼独特的体验，unique experience ©Tomooki Kengaku
night view, blue colored light glowing out through the windows ©Tomooki Kengaku
▼一层平面图，first floor plan ©I IN
▼二层平面图，second floor plan ©I IN
Architects: I IN
Area: 345 m²
Photographs: Tomooki Kengaku