- New Build
- Gotemba, Shizuoka
- Tomooki Kengaku
A new hotel built within the Gotemba Premium Outlets.
Adopting the theme at the heart of the Outlets – ‘Genuine articles at a reasonable price’ – our design offers opportunities to enjoy authentic experiences.
Being involved in development from the outset also allowed us to try things that would not be possible at any other time.
1. The ultimate Local Production for Local Consumption
Trees felled during the leveling of ground were provided to local building materials producers, then purchased after being processed according to our design, ensuring they were both produced and used locally.
2. Original washi paper
Washi paper made with locally sourced soil that contains volcanic ash from Mt. Fuji.
3. Logo shape
Subtly promote the hotel by unobtrusively incorporating the logo shape into various places, including handles, shoji paper screen patterns, and lighting fixtures.
4. Designs based on Yosegi and Kumiko
Lighting and artwork designs based on traditional crafts from the local area.
5. Consideration for the future social well-being
Artworks created in collaboration with temil Co., Ltd., which supports the employment of individuals with intellectual disabilities.
We put special care into the design of furniture and fixtures that would be handled directly by guests.
1. Front counter
Front decorated with Kumiko latticework, in harmony with the building’s design.
2. Raw timber bench
Made using unprocessed logs from trees grown in the area.
3. Raw timber lighting
Locally harvested timber is cut into rings, through which light spills forth.
4. Restaurant counter
Different types of wood are assembled to create bold contrast in the style of Yosegi marquetry.
5. Using the logo in lighting
Original lighting fixture design that features the hotel logo.
6. Art panels in collaboration with temil
During a workshop visit, we found pieces in the process of being turned into shoehorns; with a little further work, they were turned into art panels.
The way in which the light plays on the contours also gives these panels a Yosegi-style appearance.
7. Original chair and table
Original chairs featuring a Mt. Fuji motif and tables made with timber from the thinning of native trees.
8. Washi with local soil
Washi paper made with soil from the area. Variations arising from the handcrafting process give the wall a unique aspect.
9. Handles featuring the logo motif
In frequent contact with human hands, the handles were crafted in the form of the hotel logo, expressed with a dabbed finish.
10. Original amenity tray
Amenity with bronze accents, crafted to neatly store the necessities.
Given the use of open closets, hanging items were also crafted to be aesthetically pleasing. By gathering all the essentials in one place, this organizer makes getting ready easy.
12. Original lighting
Lighting fixtures that reproduce Yosegi marquetry patterns in three dimensions, expressing beautiful textures whether turned on or off.