|PROJECT NAME||Book and Bed|
|FIRM||Suppose Design Office Co.|
|SQ. FT.||2,000 SQF|
Imagine if your favorite bookstore also offered overnight accommodation. That was Suppose Design Office Co.’s premise for Book and Bed, a Tokyo hostel with a twist. After booking, ahem, and checking in, guests are free to read any of the 1,700 volumes available. They’re displayed in a plywood built-in that dominates a 2,000-square-foot space illuminated with the help of a chandelier composed of books attached to metal mesh. To reach many of the bunks, guests first climb a library-style sliding ladder, then pull aside a privacy curtain to reveal an opening in the shelving. Inside are a mattress and, naturally, a lamp. Unlike at a bookstore, however, all reading material must stay behind to be enjoyed by the next traveling bibliophile.
Photography by Jimmy Cohrssen.