INTERIOR STYLING

BISTORO KHAMSA

EATERY / Naka-meguro Tokyo, 2007

This bistro on the fifth floor of a newly constructed building looks out on Tokyo's Meguro River, home to many eating and drinking establishments each of which tends to present a colorful picture of their owner's idiosyncrasies. Jamo sought to create a space that is both a classic urban bistro as well as a reflection of the owners, where their loves and ideas pour out not only from its location and, naturally, food, but also from every corner of the interior and tableware. So that guests can create entertaining stories when they come here, Jamo developed the image of "a married couple who loves Morocco and opened a 'wine bistro' in Paris' 5th" in order to inspire their design for the interior. A typical Paris bistro was made the foundation for the overall design and detailing. Building on this, Jamo created a large display at the entrance, displays along the walls near dining tables, an area where Moroccan lamps hang from a mirror-paneled ceiling, and other visual elements for guests to enjoy in addition to the engaging view offered as they gaze out the windows.


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オーナーの個性を全面に出したショップや飲食店が集まる中目黒、目黒川沿い。その目黒川を見下ろす新築ビル5階に入るビストロ。本来の「街のビストロ」らしく、オーナーの愛情や趣向が、立地、そして料理にはもちろん食器や空間の隅々からにじみ出ているべき、オーナー所在のインテリアを目指した。訪れる人に楽しい来店エピソードを紡いでもらえるよう、「モロッコをこよなく愛する夫婦が、パリ5区に開いたワインビストロ」という細かい設定のストーリーをつくり、全体やディテールはパリのビストロスタイルをベースにしながら、エントランスをくぐると目の前に現れる大きなディスプレイ、客席の壁面ディスプレイ、リフレクト効果を狙ったミラー張りの天井に下げられた様々なモロッコランプ、窓から見える景色など、どこに座っても視覚的に楽しめる見所づくりを試みた。


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