BAR symbol

PrizeOfficial Selection in Decorate (interior)
ArtistRiki Watanabe
ClientBAR symbol
CreditMasato Kawano / Nacása & Partners Inc.

A project to build a bar in Roppongi, Tokyo. We were asked to create a bar that fulfilled two requirements: that it would become a symbol of Roppongi and that it should be open to the city. Roppongi is one of the most popular and ever changing newer cities in Tokyo, and represents a lot of "movement". To contrast that, I decided to create a calm, toned down design, like a Chashitsu (Japanese tea room), to give it a sense of "quiet". I wanted to create a space that felt a little out of place for its surroundings to boost its presence even more.

With a focus on interior design, Riki Watanabe work spans across a wide range of professional fields such as creative direction and branding. Utilizing the knowledge and multifaceted perspectives that we have cultivated through designing commercial spaces, hospitality spaces, exhibitions, products, and other genres, we design in consideration of the way places should be, the experiences that can be gained there, and the flow of time.