Tokyo Kitty

2019 Winner – Interior Architecture

Project Narrative

“Now boarding the 9:30 non-stop flight from Cincinnati to Tokyo.”
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“Hope you’ve had enough to drink. It’s going to take courage.”
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Tokyo Kitty is a one of a kind, experience driven, Japanese-style karaoke bar that immerses guests in the sense-stimulating culture of Tokyo where the lines between fantasy and reality blur. Where memories are painted neon. Where singing + dancing is curated, and where everyone’s inner extrovert comes out to play.
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The experience begins as guests arrive at a sleek, minimalist concourse after clearing airport security, and grabbing a pre-flight Kumamon cocktail. When it’s time to board, passengers enter “the teleporter”, an entirely mirror infinity room, which instantly transplants them from the streets of Cincinnati to a neo-futurist vision of Tokyo. Robots and neon flash over head, as any wannabe rock-star belts out a lively, version of their favorite song.
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For those guests wanting a further cultivated experience, rental able karaoke pods are available to accommodate different sized groups. An eclectic host leads guests down a jagged corridor reminiscent of a back-alley, and into one of the seven uniquely themed karaoke pods. These pods where designed to become karaoke machines, built to provide a tailored user experience capped off with full bar service delivered by robot.
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Tokyo kitty is a full force, brand experience. An anti-space, where architecture, graphics, and cocktails, produce a futurist vision that will not let you forget it, but will let you forget yourself.

               

Project Details

Project Team

Location

Cincinnati, OH, USA

Date of Completion

Spring 2018

Owner/Client

Gorilla Cinema Presents

Design Firm(s)

drawing dept

Project Team

Ron Novak, Alex Gormley, Alex Dever

Photoraphers

Ross Van Pelt