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nana’s green tea SHANGHAI ipam
Shanghai, China / 2017

“Changing, Emptiness, Receptacle “

Nanaha Co., Ltd. is a company that sends the “new form of Japan” to the world through “mattcha”. They provide high quality mattcha in menus that are arranged modernly, such as mattacha latte. The space inside the shop is desired to be a “modern tearoom”, not a “Japanese style tea room”. According to the owner, it is a way of expressing their feeling to make a shop that allows the customers to enjoy the traditional Japanese culture with a modern interpretation.

A tearoom is a space of “Utsu” in originally.
“Utsu” is an old japanese word which means emptiness, nothing and hollow.

In other words, with the tearoom, it is the space of the emptiness in a normal, and it can change into various spaces depending on the time and situation.

Also in Japan, there is no permanent purpose for one space, there is recognition that it continues to change.

So, at nana’s green tea Shanghai ipam, I proposes a “a tearoom of Changing space”.

In fact, using movable louvers for all partitions. it becomes a wall when you pull them, and it becomes a louver when you move it. In other words, it is a space of changing.

As a result, since you can freely control the line of sight, it will become the best place of this space.

Designed by Masahiro Yoshida and Misaki Bando
Photos by Keisuke Miyamoto

Shoten Kenchiku Nov. 2017 Issue

2017 – DSA Design Award 2017 by DSA (Japan Design Space Association) WINNER