The Sleeper Bar by CRÈME Design will be centrally located as Sleep + Eat’s buzzy social sphere this year. The bar, supported by Sleeper magazine, furthers CRÈME/Jun Aizaki Architecture & Design’s explorations in traditional natural dying processes and celebrates the colour indigo.
First developed in 2017 with the CRÈME Indigo Chair (2017/Stellar Works), the bar will showcase the intensity and beauty of the indigo finish when dyed on wood - as well as provide a vibrant space for Sleep + Eat visitors to meet and drink.
Our thanks to Artisan Collective for building the Sleep Bar. Many thanks also to Stellar Works, Mosa, Quyartz Forms, Bang & Olufsen, Music Concierge and Camron Design House for supplying product/services to help make this amazing installation happen.
Jun Aizaki is the owner and principal of CRÈME / Jun Aizaki Architecture, an acclaimed creative design agency based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He is a registered architect in the state of NY. Aizaki moved from Japan to NYC in the early 90s and graduated from Pratt Institute School of Architecture in 1996. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn.
He was formerly a designer at Rockwell Group (1998-2003) where his work on Alma de Cuba in Philadelphia won an IHMRS Gold Key Award for Best Restaurant in 2001. He earned an I.D. Magazine Honorable Mention and a James Beard Foundation Nomination for Best Restaurant Design for Pod in Philadelphia and was nominated for a Gold Key Award for Best Restaurant in 2000 for Ruby Foo’s New York. Aizaki’s Foam Chair furniture design was selected for the 2006 Future Perfect’s Altoids Design Awards and was featured in New York Magazine.
In the autumn of 2009 Aizaki was awarded a Wave of the Future Award by Hospitality Design Magazine. In 2013, Crème-designed restaurant American Cut was nominated for the HD awards, best restaurant category. Jun Aizaki was awarded the international category Alumni Achievement award from Pratt Institute in 2015. In 2016, L’Amico Restaurant received the Prix Versailles restaurant category award and the Exchange chair designed by Crème was a finalist in the HD awards products category.
Acclaimed creative design studio, CRÈME / Jun Aizaki Architecture, based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is bringing its particular brand of design to London this year by way of the award-winning Sleeper Bar at the Sleep + Eat event in November. Read more»