Keiji Ashizawa adds Blue Bottle Coffee shop to Kobe department store

Japanese studio Keiji Ashizawa Design has created the interior of the Blue Bottle Coffee shop in Kobe‘s Hankyu department store, taking advantage of its display windows to connect the cafe with the street outside.

The 173-square-metre cafe, which shares the department store’s ground floor with a number of apparel brands, has five large display windows.

To open the coffee shop up towards the street, designer Keiji Ashizawa turned one of the windows into a take-out counter.

One display window was turned into a take-out counter

The remaining window niches were filled with blue built-in seating, creating a splash of colour among the wooden furniture.

Inside the cafe, square-shaped and rectangular

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