Written by Adam Bryce
Photography Stephen Kent Johnson
Inside a 1920s telephone exchange building, LA design house, Commune, have joined forces with Japanese architect, Kengo Kuma, to mastermind a piece of design brilliance in the form of Ace Hotel Kyoto. Sadly, the Olympics have been postponed for the meantime but, in better news, this beauty will be opening its door very soon.
Kengo Kuma & Associates, the firm behind Toyko’s new Olympic stadium, worked with a modern take on an east-meets-west design philosophy utilising many talented folk from within Japan’s incredible craft industry. From tatami-topped tables, rolled-futon cushioning and textiles by folk artist, Samiro Yunoki, every single moment in the expansive space has been considered with a finely tuned eye.
Add this spot to your post-pandemic bucket list and, in the meantime, peruse their online shop and tempt yourself with their selection of home goods including A.P.C. quilts, Pendleton blankets and binchotan toothbrushes.