The space, such as how one could figure what the interior of origami looks like, is composed of triangles of various sizes, crookedly placed in a random fashion. "Jean told me what he wanted to feel in this place. Where one had to be cramped also. It's a fantasy cave where people are in a constant visual exploration mode", says artist carpenter Dominic Samson, Solution durable, who built the structure, a piece of work he’s proud of and that he describes as uplifting.
A durable material, wood has an exceptional capacity of resonance and absorption. The irregularity and angularity of the surfaces further deflect sound waves, helping to muffle the ambient noise. The reusedwood from barns is local and covers an area that represents 4,500 square feet. Boards of hemlock and white spruce of different width and thickness were installed in all directions.If this strengthens the idea of chaos, on the other end the glued-laminated technique used for the installation provides in turn a perfect finish.
The uncouth-tavern style decoration is left to its simplest expression: the furniture and lighting were salvaged from previous Kinoya, drawings and graffitis offend the eye and confirm the urban character of the establishment. Kakemono banners that are used to hide the street also perpetuate the Japanese tradition.
In Japan, an izakaya is a place of socialization and of stress alleviation. Here at Kinoya, the narrow space forces to relate to one another, under his/her unavoidable gaze. The design has the West and the Far East (East Asia) beliefs about community spirit, closeness and brotherhood collide in a fun and joyful manner.
 Contraction of the verb « to drink » [飲む - nomu] and the noun « communication » : nomunication. (Source : fr.urbandictionary.com) The Japanese term « izakaya » is derived from the action of sitting (”i“ - to stay) and “sakaya” (sake shop). It appears during the Edo era or samouraï Tokugawa period (XVIIe - XIXe century), At one point these shops let the patrons drink in front of the establishment before letting them in. Until the 1980’s, izakayas were mostly frequented by the men (salarymen and workers), (Sources : Wikipedia/Kikkoman).