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Starbucks Reserve Roastery: Origami ceiling design

by Inspired Surfaces

In 2019, the one-of-a-kind Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Tokyo opened its doors. One of only six in the world, this four-story Roastery combines the art and craft of coffee in an immersive coffee house experience celebrating Japanese culture.


Inspired by the Japanese paper folding tradition of origami, the bespoke wood-tiled ceiling using SanFoot® Real Wood Veneer in Beech Quarter Cut (7009), brings a sense of tranquillity and peace. The art of origami requires you to be fully present in the moment, slow down and reflect, all aspects important with our health and well-being. Combining the positive association of this tradition with the use of the natural wood material, SanFoot®, embraces the biophilic interior design trend where it has been recognised that natural elements in interior design can generate a multitude of positive emotions.


The ceiling also shows beauty through the lighter décor selection of Beech Quarter Cut (7009). The intricate dance of light and shadow through the various textured planes reflect on the area’s plentiful beauty. Over 53,000 square feet of SanFoot® was installed across all four floors to achieve this masterpiece.

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