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Ariake Outline Barstool Norm Architects Yama

Yama Dessert Shop – Ariake

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Project Designer: Canoma

Product Designer: Norm Architects (Outline Barstool)

This cosy French restaurant in Toyko makes perfect use of Ariake’s Outline Barstools.

Yama Dessert Shop, Ariake, Outline Barstool, LES VRAIS, Tokyo

The Outline barstools marvellously harmonize with the black and grey themed interior. The centre of the Yama dessert shop is the large marble counter, which is used as a seating area and a working place for the chefs. Yama have used finishes such as rough concrete and mortar, as a supporting feature to beautifully showcase the large marble counters and the brass hardware that frames them. This perfectly fits in to Ariake’s philosophy that their furniture is made for social situations.

Yama Dessert Shop, Ariake, Outline Barstool, LES VRAIS

These Outline barstools are made of black ash wood and finished off with a leather seat. Norm architects designed this piece being loyal to traditional Japanese joinery methods and using all the craftmanship of the Mirodomi furniture industry.

Yama Dessert Shop, Ariake, Outline Barstool, LES VRAIS

Yama’s modern take on food and desserts can also be found in their interior. Contemporary design focusing on minimalism and practicality, but still with some classic elements.

Yama Dessert Shop, Ariake, Outline Barstool, LES VRAIS

Canoma are trying to bring out the tension of the space by repeatedly examining the balance between new and old, beatiful and rough. The relationship between the supporting actors to make the main dish the star of the show is expressed in the space. The chef called this “foie gras and potatoes”

The large windows with a small garden behind it, create a very peacefull environment. It’s also a testimonial to traditional Japenese gardens.

Yama Dessert Shop, Ariake, Outline Barstool, LES VRAIS

Ariake Outline Barstool Norm Architects Yama