All of us at Remodelista are mildly (make that majorly) obsessed with the Japanese luxe utilitarian clothing and home line Arts & Science, so we took note when we read about the company’s “staff canteen,” a cafe and kitchen shop located on the lower level of the Tokyo shop.
The companyâ€™s owner, Sonya Park, envisioned a space where her staff and customers could mingle over afternoon tea served on salt-fired pottery by UK designer Steve Harrison, lunch plates by Astier de Villatte of Paris, and glassware by the Japanese artist Kazumi Tsuji. For more information, go to Arts & Science.
Above: Everything in its place: the counter where lunch is prepared for staffers and customers,
Above: The simple space features a polished concrete floor and refectory-like furniture.
Above: Delicate glassware by Kazumi Tsuji (her work is available at Anzu in New York).
Above: Tea is served in salt-fired pottery by UK ceramicist Steve Harrison.
Above: A selection of coffees, jams (are those June Taylor preserves we see?), and sundries for the home.
Above: The cafe looks out over a small verdant garden.
This post is an update; the original ran on April 2, 2013, as part of our Cult of the Kitchen issue.