Ibaraki is a seaside resort on the eastern coast of Japan, in the Kanto region, known for its attractive countryside and for its beaches. It has become a popular vacation destination for many of Tokyo's inhabitants.
The owner of the home specifically asked the Sugihara Architectural Studio to come up with a design in which the color white was the overarching element for both the interiors and the exteriors of the residence. Such a specific color choice set the mood for the entire project and the selection of materials: optical white for the walls and marble in the same shade for the floors.
The neutrality of the color facilitated the job of Minotti Tokyo, creator of the interior design project, in selecting numerous pieces from the Minotti collection, each inherently capable of making a strong design statement. In the large living room, with vast windows looking out onto the pool, a dramatic semi-circular composition of the Dubuffet sofa with Norman and Cesar tables is positioned directly in front of the television. Next to it are two Berman armchairs, a Sherman bench and an original composition made up of elements from the sculptural Hockney seating system, accompanied by Kitaj and Bellagio tables.