Naoya Matsumoto Design uses crumpled paper to create grotto-like bar in Osaka

The venue was created as an evening meeting space where visitors could share food and drinks, but also to host daytime workshops, including a series of paper aeroplane and origami classes. “I hope people get together and make new friends there and enjoy the space.”

Photography is by Takeshi Asano and Shizuka Takahashi. “It is fun to crumple paper and anybody can do it,” said   Matsumoto,   who invited local residents to twist and scrunch lengths of the translucent tracing paper. Project credits:
Team: Shizuka Takahashi, Kazuhiro Takahashi, Masahiro Tainaka, Takeshi Asano “This huge space made by paper is like a secret base and turns into a bar at night,” said the designer, after the opening. A mottled concrete floor contributed to the subterranean appearance of the space, and was sparsely lit by just a few unshaded bulbs. Related story: Glowing indoor forest made from paper by OrprojectThe pop-up venue, which ran until August, was part of   a summer programme at Abenoma   – a gallery that occupies a row of converted houses in the city. The crinkly surfaces   were formed from lengths of rumpled tracing paper, sculpted by the designer and local residents to achieve a   textured, rock-like appearance across the angular walls and ceiling. Swaths of crumpled tracing paper cocooned   the interior   of this pop-up bar in a Japanese gallery to transform the space into   a cozy cave   (+ slideshow).

Updated: 19.12.2014 — 02:50