Undulating custom counter
Undulating custom counter

Undulating custom counter

At the heart of a quiet bar hidden amongst the busy streets of downtown Tokyo, a custom pine bar counter with its unique undulating design gives life to the space. Made from sheets of laminated wood and shaped into its unique form, the counter creates a special atmosphere for the bar.
Both the countertop and the base feature an asymmetric curved design. This creates a completely different experience for customers compared to a straight-edge counter.
Individual customers can enjoy a quiet drink in a space for themselves when sitting in one of the concave sections of the counter or couples and groups of friends can create their own spaces on that same counter by sitting around one of the convex sections.
The counter fits right in to the “forest-like” atmosphere of the bar not only with the natural wood materials used in the design that make the space almost feel alive but also with the unusual shape which curves through the bar and symbolizes the sense of freedom at the heart of the design.
text by salta