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Kengo Kuma Turns Ethernet Cables into Wild Restaurant Decor

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After spiffing up a Starbucks and bakery with giant piles of sticks and a soy sauce store with huge wooden barrels, Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has transformed another typical neighborhood spot into a high-design spectacle. In the suburbs of Tokyo, Kuma gave a yakitori bar (a tiny shop for grilled, skewer chicken) a fantastically "shaggy, wooly look," covering its entire second floor with colorful recycled ethernet cables. And down on the first floor, "left-over melted acrylic byproduct pieces" were used to create tables and seating that resemble floating slabs of ice.

· Kengo Kuma adorns yakitori bar with an assortment of colored cables [Design Boom]
· What Happens When Starchitects Design Soy Sauce Stores [Curbed National]
· Take a Virtual Stroll Through Tokyo's Bamboo Basket Bakery [Curbed National]