Konjaku-an by Inly Design



Japanese designers Inly Design have designed a combined bakery, dried food store and cafe in Osaka, Japan.


Multiple lamps hang from the ceiling on cables originating from a central light fitting.


Here's some text from the designers:


Project name: Konjaku-an

A bakery and a dried food store and a coffee shop. It is the shop which three types of industry mixed.


"Konjaku-an" makes cooking and bread with a cooking ingredient and the wisdom that there is from Japanese ancient times. It is from a reason to want modern people to know a Japanese good point once again.


The place was located in Osaka at Japan.


The handcrafted bread uses domestic wheat and uses almost organic food of other material every day.


The bread pursues Japanese style or the taste of the "Konjalu-an" style with those food.


The dried foods called "Kanbutsu" in Japan are preserved food to be come down from old days. They make the bread of the Japanese style with this "Kanbutsu" and offer Japanese traditional lunch.


Japanese "now and old days" coexisted, and we wanted to take the new style that and was free from the traditional approach in the design of the store.


For example,
"old days."
Old footing board, a worn-out farm implement, the table of the antique, a bamboo colander, etc.


And "now."
The pendant of the umbrella. A lighting equipment of the construction spot use. The partition which I made using a hula-hoop.etc.


Especially “now” It is not the product of new technology, it is that already, changing point of view, it uses the product which was used with another use in new use. I tried to be specialized in the idea.


The area is 116.18m. It opened on March 20


Posted on Saturday April 11th 2009 at 2:09 pm by Megan Wilton. Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • obayashi

    And why are designers still resorting to “hanging bulbs” ?

    This is so unoriginal and has been done to death, ranging from apartments to art galleries.

    The only redemption is probably the concept of the store itself. Kudos to the owners for the bold move to combine bakery, dried food and cafe into a single premise. The idea is laudable and wish them all the best in their new venture !

  • Though I understand the store and the concept, it’s the hanging bulbs that befuddle me. I find it unnecessary, gratuitous. A wasted effort; they do not contribute much in this instance.

  • what’s the pb with “hanging bulbs” no pb with umbrella or hula hoop?

  • Thank you for comment.
    I think that I can understand it if I have a store really come why I used it about “hanging bulbs”.
    In addition, as for “the design”, must all be new? Should it be necessary?
    The way of thinking is very tense for me.