IDPA Japan Design Award

International Design Pioneer Award
International Design Pioneer Award

Balangan Namba


Project Description

Project: Balangan Namba
Place: Namba, Osaka, Japan
Designer: Takayoshi Ichimura , Yudai Sasaki

It is in Namba, Osaka's representative downtown area. This is t he first healing space to be opened in the Kansai region.The design concept is Urban Natural & New Healing. The plan was developed based on the definition of a special place in the city that soothes the hearts and minds of guests who visit with various concerns. The theme is an Asian resort style, which is also derived from the name of the store. We used natural rattan for the ligh ting and displays. Fusing them with the inorganic gray base, we expressed a modern healing resort in the city.To ensure privacy, each booth has a height of 1,400 mm. The gently curved circular booths gently envelop guests, creating a relaxi ng and private space. The layout was imagined to create a relaxing and peacefu l atmosphere. The sofas are made of suede textiles. In a modern space, the so ft circular form and comfortable materials were used along with the keywords of "wrap," "gentle" and "restful, to create a private and high quality space where guests can feel relaxed. Displays and art throughout are intended to be surreali st expression. By adding unrealistic elements, it creates a sense of fun and w onder. A special place that can heal various guests in an extraordinary space. W e made it a new healing space in the city


1978 -- Born in Hokkaido Japan
2004 -- After graduating from the Musashino Art University Department of Craft and Industrial Design,engaged in total planning work ranging from planning / design /
2015 -- Established Monograph Inc.

We, MONO-GRAPH, were established in 2015. We are a Tokyo-based interior design and art planning firm. In addition to restaurants, we have design experience in hotel restaurants, jewelry, watch stores and offices. Besides planning and designing with a focus on interior design, we also offer proposals for artwork, display planning and production, tableware, and all other operations in space creation. We are committed to each brand's individuality, concept, and operation and aim to create new value with a high degree of precision while maintaining functionality. We provide space design needed by people with an awareness of trends, regional characteristics, and envir onmental issues. We aim to grow as a design company by responding to our client's requests from various areas to realize their images, such as video production for launching new brands. Also, since our founding we have planned and produced artwork with an awareness of the concept and story of a space. This is because we believe the beauty of art is that it stimulates the senses and leads to mental relaxation th rough witnessing diverse ideas. It also plays a vital role in emphasizing the design concept of space. We create diverse expressions such as paintings sculptures, and making material surfaces artistic expressions, and fuse them with the design .

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