Locate in Chuo Ward, Tokyo, Japan
Interior design: Claesson Koivisto Rune Architects
Furniture by Time & Style

Nihonbashi Kabuto-cho, Tokyo, has a long history as a “town of securities and finance.” K5 is part of a revitalization project that aims to create a new town where people can gather, invest and grow while preserving the history of this birthplace of the Japanese financial market.
The interior design was supervised by Stockholm-based CKR, who renovated the historic building to create a simple, high-quality hotel that appeals to all five senses, based on the theme of “coexistence with nature in the city.”

The 20 guest rooms, ranging in size from 20 to 80 square meters, are a combination of traditional Japanese inns with CKR’s contemporary touches, such as cypress wood lattices and fittings, copper plate doors, and walls reminiscent of the earthen walls of sukiya architecture, combining Japanese craftsmanship and craftsmanship with CKR’s design philosophy.


The soft light shining through the washi paper creates a warm feeling despite the modern design.

The soft light shining through the washi paper creates a warm feeling despite the modern design.

We have created furniture for the guest rooms inspired by Japanese materials and themes such as bamboo and origami. The chochin, which accentuates the space, is the largest chochin ever made, with a diameter of 120 cm. There are three main production areas for chochin: Yame Chochin in Fukuoka, Gifu Chochin in Gifu, and Suifu Chochin in Ibaraki, but we chose Suifu Chochin because of its large size and durability in the hotel.

In contrast to Gifu Chochin and Yame Chochin, which are made by winding bamboo strands into a spiral shape and then arranging the outer form, Suifu Chochin makes a loop of each bamboo strand and twisting a thread around it, which makes it very strong. The soft glow of the lanterns through the Japanese paper creates a warm atmosphere with a modern design.

Chairs and sofas design inspired in origamis and bambus

Circle mirrors that can be used to set the scene by changing the color of the lighting.