However, a cornerstone of this design is the irregularly shaped Douglas fir wood counter at the heat of the bar. Unlike a conventional straight edge counter, the irregular shape of the design not only creates a relaxed atmosphere but also allows customers to create their own experience by choosing where to sit. For instance, it’s possible for individual customers to sit at the concave sections of the counter or to sit in pairs or groups of three at the convex sections. This sense of freedom can be said to be another typical feature you’d expect in a forest.
One of the motivating factors behind this design approach, creating a unique atmosphere secluded from the surroundings, was the fact that the bar is located on the top of the building and features a relatively cozy floor layout. Had the bar been located on the first floor of a building with the large open layout, a totally different design approach would have been necessary. These differences can be easily seen when comparing this design with that of the MOMENT KANDA South Exit location