Oct 29, 2015 / Interiors
W / Workshop by Schemata Architects

W / Workshop is a minimalist space located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by Schemata Architects. The architects designed workshop furniture for Studio Renova Ring, located at a former junior high school. The workshop space has a distinct “classroom” feeling. Initially, they thought it would be best to use the original school furniture, which would also be suitable for workshop. Unfortunately, it was no longer available, so they designed furniture with a distinct silhouette that reminds one of “classroom” furniture. Legs of chairs and desks are comprised of wood and white steel pipes. White steel and wood components seem to be independent of each other and rather ambiguous which components are supporting seat or desktop. It is actually a hybrid structural system comprised of wood and steel.