2021

Blue Bottle Coffee Minatomirai Cafe
by Keiji Ashizawa Design

Kengaku Tomooki

Blue Bottle Coffee Minatomirai Cafe occupies an open glass-walled building adjacent to a leafy park.

Utilising Japanese oak throughout, the cafe provides a welcoming atmosphere in Yokohama’s business district. From the coffee bar to the custom lighting, soft circular shapes are a repeating motif, creating a sense of cohesive harmony. Completed by Keiji Ashizawa Design, furniture and fixtures were remade or newly produced as a case study under the Karimoku Case Study brand in collaboration with Norm Architects.

The design also takes the surrounding landscape into consideration, centering the cafe as an agent that influences patterns of movement.


This project has been longlisted in the small interior category of Dezeen Awards 2021.

Designer: Keiji Ashizawa Design
Project: Blue Bottle Coffee Minatomirai Cafe

Sponsors

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  • Dezeen Awards 2021 sponsor Tom Dixon
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