UNDERVERK will have the opening for our guerilla design week at Café Kikusen. More events are also planned here. Don’t miss it.
Kikusen is a café that aims to bring a genuine aspect of contemporary Tokyo to Stockholm. While a variety of Asian cuisines have been introduced in European countries, Yurie believes that food in itself does not create culture: it is about how it is experienced. Thus Kikusen would not be complete without its interior, furniture, and atmosphere as a whole. Adding to Asian crossover foods and sweets, Kikusen offers a space for people to relax in an authentic Tokyo atmosphere, comfortably seated on low-profile furniture with a cup of fine coffee and free available Wi-Fi.
Yurie Hama runs the café, Kikusen, at the East Asian Museum in Stockholm. She creates menu items, cooks, and takes care of everything served – food, sweets, and drinks. She also works with the museum to produce Asian perspective-based cultural events. When the Kikusen project was launched, she coordinated the different members involved and worked as head of the project as a whole.
Kikusen is actually based on tremendous work yielded from different types of collaboration. The café’s furniture, for instance, originates in collaboration between Swedish architects, a Japanese furniture maker and a Japanese textile designer – a rich collaboration of different fields and different nationalities. Collective work that ultimately leads to cultural interaction, in any given discipline, is something Yurie has always found great interest in.
Contact UNDERVERK at firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch with Yurie.