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Shun Shoku Lounge by Gurunavi

Kengo Kuma & Associates show us what a topography-inspired design might look like.

What would it look like if geologists designed some interior? Possibly, it would look like the Shun * Shoku Lounge of the Gurunavi restaurant guide in Osaka. For here, Kengo Kuma & Associateshave designed two rooms wherein something like a topography spreads, forming the entire furniture.

Panels over Panels

The principle of this relief is relatively simple: first of all, numerous wooden panels are stacked here and there horizontally atop each other. Varying numbers of layers result in varying heights, and varying forms result in different vertical surfaces. At the back of both rooms, the stacked panels reach to the ceiling, covering the entire wall, from where they flood the room in lower layers. At many points, projecting panels create shelves that almost appear “natural” for they convey a random impression.

Panel Furniture

The two rooms have different functions. The first one is a café, whereas the second is a base and information centre of the Tokyo restaurant guide. Accordingly, their topographic furniture also differs slightly from each other. The centre of the café is made up of a circumferential counter. Seating is mostly provided by large benches at the sides of the room, running along the corner. In the information centre, there seem to be two workstations sharing the same desk. At the other end of the room, an information desk is found. Like in the other room, there are also some benches offering seating. The flooring, of course, is also made of wood in both rooms.

Wasteful wooden Landscape

The special thing about this design concept is probably that the interior with all its different elements appears as one cohesive structure. Just like a landscape that spreads within space, taking the most different forms. But as interesting this design concept might be – as regards sustainability, it is rather alarming: sixteen tabletops for one single table are and shall remain a waste of resources.

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