I came across this little gem earlier. After perusing all the wonderful white bits and bobs on Helen’s blog the other day, this stark white interior jumped out at me! I also heart Nendo very much. They are a clever bunch, doing everything from furniture and interiors to perfume bottles, as well as the wonderful, but just-a-little-bit-mental, mental health institution without any doors. Yes, really. I just can’t figure out how they got the clients to go for it! I guess it’s a testament to how awesome they are, if nothing else.
The interior for this cafe for children and parents still has Nendo’s trademark peculiarities, and is designed to reflect the hugely different perspectives of its little and large inhabitants. Distorted scales are used to engage with both adults and babies, and the result is an Alice in Wonderland style room, where the floorboards change scale across the room and a huge sofa is a massive play area for one user and a tiny changing area for another. It's very minimalist and clean looking for a child friendly cafe you may think, but Nendo have thought of everything. From the ground, babies and children can delight in images of animals and birds in that place forgotten by adults: the underside of the table.