Sola Fukuoka


Ariake Chair Gabriel Tan Sola

Restaurant Sola Fukuoka – Ariake

Location: Fukuoka, Japan

Interior Design: Koichi Futatsumata Studio

Product designer: Gabriel Tan (Ariake Chair)

This Michelin-starred restaurant not only excels with its food, but also with its interior design.

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The restaurant is set in a passenger terminal commercial complex overseeing the Hakata bay. While the restaurants still maintains its spacious look, it has also created an intimate feeling. Thanks to the big windows you can enjoy the seaview of Fukuoka.

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Gabriel Tan Studio is a design practice working at cultural intersections. Constantly exploring new ways to work across disciplines and reinterpret tradition, the studio has designed furniture and products for many brands. Currently they have directed and designed seven products for Ariake.

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The Ariake Chair, armchair and bench product family are made
with the harmony of both handwork and advanced machinery. Its form combines classical and new joinery details. The seat can be woven with leather strap, canvas strap, paper chord, or covered with a leather seat pad or washable fabric seat pad. The versatility makes them highly compatible to a variety of interior spaces.

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Sola, a project by chef who received a Michelin star in Paris, tries to keep the distance between the customers and staff as small as possible. This feeling has been created by the open kitchen and very big counter in the middle. Enjoy the dishes made with the technique and originality polished in France.

Restaurant Sola Fukuoka, Ariake, Ariake Chair, LES VRAIS

Ariake Chair Gabriel Tan Sola