KASAMA YAKI BOOTH
: Tokyo, Japan
: Ryo Ishikawa
Just a two-minute walk from Shinjuku station will take you to this playful canvas of office space.
Utilitarian with a childlike quality in this office design, it strikes a perfect balance of work and play.
From the LEGO-inviting wall, commercial-type rubber dot flooring, perforated steel, and pegboards down to the original 40-year-old door chime - the simple shape of the dot is expressed in these materials. Natural, expansive, and light, stepping up to the office space is another experience. An extensive view lights the wooden interiors, from the large panel of pegboards lined with bookshelves to the spacious Baltic birch floor.
Craftsmanship is in the details - from the cut wood following the 40-year-old structural wall, handmade stainless steel sink furniture, down to the magnetized wooden component holding the LEGO rose.