BSPK BAR, the hotel’s original brand of beer bar & lounge, is located on a newly built “bespoke hotel” in Osaka. Since the hotel management style also includes the operation of the lobby lounge, we were requested to create an openness to come and go freely, and also to create a worldview of entertaining food and alcohol after dinnertime. To add a new value role to the affordable hotel was also one of the project attempts.
First of all, to simply express the beer bar, we set up a beer tank and a draft tower in front of the entrance to clearly visualize the bar’s advantage. By covering the tank with glass, it could also be used as a counter table. Secondly, we have integrated the location characteristics into the design. Osaka citizens are fond of witty expressions. Thus, not only did we aim to focus straightly to the beer tank, but also adopted layer-like approach to make items slip in and out of the view. Furthermore, we utilized the figure-ground relations and deliberately scattered the designs in order not to restrict the focal points. Combining real windows with infinite reflection mirrors as a design was one of our thoughts we hit upon from the views mentioned above.
Bio Aiji Inoue, was born in Yokohama, Japan in 1977.
After graduating from Meiji University, Department of Architecture
in 2001, he worked as an interior architect for 10 years at a famous
In 2011, he established Doyle Collection, Tokyo based, and is the current CEO of this company. He has been creating numbers of highly evaluated projects.
Special feature of his work is not a scene but sequence.
So, in just a year, his career expanded from Japan to Asia and Europe.
His works is been widely praised for the method of utilizing unpredictable and unique material combinations.
Other prizes Ever since the establishment of DOYLE COLLECTION, numerous design variations and our Japanese style of fine, detailed designs have been highly praised among international and domestic media.
In only 5 years, we have engaged in over 200 works.
Furthermore, we received awards and commendations as follows:
-Restaurant & Bar design Award 2013 (Asia Bar Prize/Winner(1st prize)_”Private Bar & Lounge CRONUS”)
-Architizer A+ Awards 2014 (Architecture + Materials Special Mention_”Ginza Steak TAJIMA”)
-8th Annual International Design Award (Other Interior Design Bronze Prize_”Sato no Udon Bangkok”)
-A’ Design Award 2017 (Interior Design Gold Award Winner_”& Dough Cafe”)
-The American Architecture Prize 2017 (Interior Design / Commercial Interior Winner(1st prize)_”Boca Centro”)
-2017 Firm of the Year (Small Firm / Commercial and Industrial Interior Design Winner(1st prize)_”DOYLE COLLECTION”)
-GERMAN DESIGN AWARD 2018 (Excellent Communications Design / Winner_”George”)