Mad Hatter’s Tea Party cafe

David Pescovitz:
In honor of tea company Lipton’s centennial, Japanese design firm Nendo was commissioned to create a cafe inspired by the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party from Alice in Wonderland. The installation was built last month at the Ozone Living Design Center in Shinjuku, Tokyo.

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From Nendo’s site:

We radically distorted the size of the long table and rows of chairs to heighten the room’s sense of receding depth, and did the same thing with the silhouettes of characters from the novel used as the pattern for the wallpaper. These details let us create a space that felt long and narrow, as though it was pulling in visitors. The scale of the installation changed just like Alice after eating the cake. We shrank some of the chairs so that visitors could barely squeeze into them, and enlarged others until visitors’ feet couldn’t touch the ground.

Link (via Sensory Impact)