【FRAME AWARD 2023 】”Single Brand Store of the Year” Grand Prix!
We are pleased to announce that we were awarded the Grand Prix “Single Brand Store of the Year” under the category of “Single Brand Store” of the FRAME AWARD 2023, organized by Dutch architecture and design magazine “FRAME”.
Our sincere appreciation goes out to everyone involved in the project’s design, construction, and maintenance.
Designed by Fumihiko Sano of Fumihiko Sano Studio, a sukiya carpenter-turned-architect who has built tea rooms around the world. He is a remarkable architect who was awarded “Emerging Designer of the Year” in the “FRAME Awards 2022” organized by the Dutch design media “FRAME Magazine”. The building expresses change from the past to the future by using three different materials with different expressions, stories, and textures: soil that has been used since ancient times, cedar that has been processed to show the years of living as wood as its grain, and plaster mixed with used tea leaves.