“SOHONKE NANIWA SOBA” is one of the stores operated by a historical soba company founded in 1957 in Shinsaibashi, Osaka. We tried to express “Japanese Beauty” in a modern manner yet with a historic atmosphere.
It was an old 3-story Japanese traditional house that we renovated to a restaurant. The first floor consists of counter seats, table seats, and one private room, second floor Japanese style drawing room and third floor staff room. There were old but nice pillars and beams in the first floor so we decided not to cover the ceiling and showed these structures as a skeleton-frame. They also add a historical taste to the store. As for materials, we chose real and fine natural ones to be fitted to the building’s history. The walls are decorated with framed antique molds of Japanese sweets as accents. The paint of wooden part of the table was carefully selected to pursue beautiful and deep gloss and smooth wooden texture. For the patio we planned to plant mainly Japanese maple trees to let customers to feel Japanese four seasons. The second floor has several drawing rooms finished in chick Japanese beauty style that are expected to be used for client dinner. The restaurant is located in a financial district Kitahama in Osaka and we think we successfully created “Japanese Beauty” to give businessmen a relaxing break.
Location／2-4-14, Kitahama, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Open／Aug. 17th, 2015
Design／NUMATA YUKIMASA DESIGN OFFICE Inc. Yukimasa Numata Yasutaka Hirata
Photo／Nacasa & Partners