Café, Tokyo

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Architect and product designer Keiji Ashizawa heads up his eponymous practice in then Bunkyo-Ko neighbourhood of Tokyo. Northern California brand, Blue Bottle Coffee, tapped Ashizawa's team to design their latest Tokyo outpost, a two storey space in a recently redeveloped park in the trendy Jinnan area of Shibuya. Ashizawa used over 7000 of our ExCinere tiles as the focal material for the project. The tiles clad the obligatory large ground floor counter, a full-length wall upstairs, and a large custom-built table in the lounge area on the same floor.