Tetchan is a Bar Featuring Ethernet Cable-Covered Decor

By: Rebecca Byers - Apr 29, 2015
References: kkaa.co.jp & fastcodesign
Tetchan is a unique bar in suburban Tokyo designed by Japanese "starchitect" Kengo Kuma that makes interesting use of leftover digital cables. The magnificently decorated interior of Tetchan features thousands of recycled Ethernet cables strewn over the furniture and walls.

The unique, upcycled material creates an intricate texture that is reinforced by the dim mood lighting. The bar features has two corners that based on the materials used, have very different feels. While the first room is largely covered in Ethernet cables, giving it a fuzzy-looking texture, appearing almost like silly strong, the bar counter itself is made from melted acrylic. Salvaged from automobile manufacturing plants, the clear acrylic makes for a drippy affect that will make you question whether or not you've had too many drinks.