IDPA Japan Design Award

2024 International Design Pioneer Award | Japan Tokyo

Kushi to Budou

by Takayoshi Ichimura

Project Description

Opened on Godzilla Street in Shinjuku Kabukicho. The client's request was to create an iconic wine cellar that would become the symbol of the store. Considering the urban and bustling nature of Kabukicho, along with the clientele and the era, the design centers on a "modern wine cellar" and arranges the space so guests can casually enjoy wine and skewered foods. The materials are arranged in a pattern inspired by the conceptual image of wine being consumed and empty wooden boxes being stacked up. The main material used for the wine barrels is oak wood, which we designed in a semi-three-dimensional style to create rhythm. For the counters and table seats, we used distinctive marble to enhance the presence of both food and wine. The main large wine cellar is designed like a round tower at the back of the store, making a striking presence as the symbol of the store. The interior makes extensive use of mirrors to spread the patterns of woodwork and the glittering appearance of the wine cellar throughout the space, reflecting the lively atmosphere of the city. Among the few fine dining establishments in Kabukicho, we hope this space will serve as a versatile venue for various occasions.

Takayoshi Ichimura

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.

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