Haymes Paint's Artisan Collection was used in the decoration and design of the Tokyo corporate offices for the world-renowned cryptocurrency company, BitFlyer.
Designed by tono Inc, the project transformed this vast space into a custom-designed creative hub, which paid homage to the international travels of its founders.
BitFlyer is a private company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and was founded in 2014. It operates one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, with over 2.5 million users. Located on the 33rd floor of the Midtown Tower in central Tokyo, the project set out to create the illusion of an “office floating above the clouds.”
The lobby and reception are designed to resemble an airport lounge, creating a sleek and spacious feel. It is a creative and open space, designed to allow for innovation and functional modern working.
Each meeting room adopted the name of an impressive city that BitFlyer founder Yuzo Kano and his associates had visited in the past. The design of each meeting room was based on the personality of its naming city. A variety of Haymes Paint Artisan Collection products and colours were used to represent cities including Palo Alto in California, the Galapagos Islands, Manaus in Brazil, and Havana in Cuba.
The Haymes Paint team worked closely with Haymes’ Japanese partners, the brilliant Studio Anagram team for several months to develop custom tints and finishes for the project, before assisting and advising the painters and designers on site. Both parties learned more about the capacity of the Haymes Paint Artisan range and its ability to create unique and bespoke solutions to satisfy the imagination and vision of the design.
The project utilised a variety of application techniques such as cross hatch brushing, softening, colour blending, dragging and trowel techniques such as overlapping and rough texture, to achieve unique artisan finishes. Haymes Paint products used in this project included the Artisan Collection Surface, Artisan Collection Metal Trace Coarse, Artisan Collection Mortar, Artisan Collection Rendercoat, Artisan Collection Sand, Artisan Collection Matte Polish and Interior Expressions.
The end result was a memorable and unique corporate space, which simultaneously met the functional needs of this modern finance company whilst celebrating the colourful travels of its founders.
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Client: bitFlyer, Inc. / bitFlyer Blockchain, Inc.
Total Planning Design-direction: TRENCH Inc.
Project management: DE-SIGN INC.
Design: tono Inc.+KoLabo Inc.
Interior design: LINEs AND ANGLEs inc.
Lighting design: Hisaki Kato Lighting & Design Inc.
Construction: MITSUI Designtec Co.,Ltd.
Special surface paint / Custom made Furniture: STUDIO ANAGRAM. INC.
Furniture select: Acht Inc.