INTERIOR STYLING

Allo

EATERY / Futako-tamagawa Tokyo, 2010

An area within the Futako-Tamgawa neighborhood of Tokyo has recently had new developments built there, including a new high-rise residential tower where the French bistro Allo is situated on one corner. Here, Jamo worked to recreate the feeling found in such an establishment in Paris. Rather than a simple, superficial imitation of shape and color, Jamo was particular about creating "the real thing", that is, a timeless space created both through shapes derived from actual bistro materials and functions as well as through the proper selection of materials and finishings. The wood paneling of the walls went through 5 stages in the finishing process of bringing it from the base panel to the finish used here. In doing so it was possible to bring out the greatest possible beauty of the wood. In the ceiling these went through twice the normal finishing process. As a result it was possible to create an atmosphere that stands out as unique from the surrounding crowd of cold high-rise buildings.

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二子玉川の再開発エリア、タワーマンションの一角に位置するこのフレンチビストロは、本場パリの使い込まれた空気感を丁寧に再現した。形や色という表面的で安易な模倣でなく、本物の素材、機能からくるカタチ、素材や仕上げの選び方など、長く使っていける"本物"にこだわった。壁面の木製パネルは下地処理から仕上に至るまでに5段階もの行程を行うことで、使い込まれた木の魅力を最大限に引き出し、天井においても通常の2倍の行程を掛けた。無機質で大きなビルの群衆の中で、特異な存在感を持つ空間となった。

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