- Yorunoma Bar, hanging out together in Osaka
A row house in the Abeno district in Osaka, Japan. Just one commonplace place like so many others, where the small “Abenoma Gallery Space” had opened. Nothing new here. What is a lot less common is the idea that Masahiro Tainaka, Takeshi Asano, Naoya Matsumoto of Nayoa Matsumoto Design came up with to inject this place with some life and turn it into an ‘in’ spot for young locals.
Their solution is as brilliant as it is simple and affordable: the designers crumpled up large sheets of tracing paper and hung them on the walls in the existing space; they turned the creation of the interior into a real happening, and even got the local residents involved. Together they all folded, glued and crumpled the paper, a multi-sensory collective experience to create a welcoming interior a bit different from the run-of-the-mill styles where the creative artistry involved also helps the forging of new social ties.
The space itself feels like a kind of ice cave or cocoon, almost like the secret hideouts we used to imagine as children, where friends can get together and unleash their dreams.
Creativity is limited by nothing and Yorunoma Bar is a delightful example of this.
Location / 4-23-17 abenostreet abenoku osaka japan
Year / August.2014
photo / takeshi asano . shizuka takahashi
collaboration / あべのま（shizuka takahashi. kazuhiro takahashi）
masahiro tainaka. takeshi asano. naoya matsumoto - http://www.naoyamatsumoto.com/