Bohemia Jazz Club

Tokyo, 1980

Nigel Coates was asked to design three floors for the fashion designer Takeo Kikuchi in a new Tadeo Ando building in Tokyo. The first floor became a hairdresser, the ground a menswear store, and with our design, the basement fulfilled Takeo’s lifestyle dream of his own jazz venue. Despite its pocket size, two interconnecting floors give the project a laced sense of scale; people on both the upper and lower level can see the stage, which juts into the space. Everything is bespoke, including the seating and the lighting.