Blue Bottle Coffee Daimaru is a minimalist interior located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by Schemata Architects. The new Blue Bottle location is situated in a Daimaru Department Store across from PAPABUBBLE, a separate space that Schemata Architects had designed in 2012.
This particular Blue Bottle location is unique in that the cafe stand allows for takeaway only – versus their general locations that provide seating. As the architects stated, the space is designed like a kind of industrial product rather than a space.
Due to the light hue of the floors, the architects wanted to avoid using white throughout the cafe stand. Instead, the stand is finished in natural materials, and has a warm beige saturation, similar to kraft paper. Schemata used hardboard, a type of high-density fiberboard, as the surface material.
Photography by Takumi Ota.