Yusuke Seki


Project Information

Open Month / Year
September, 2012
Takumi Ota
Tokyo, Japan


This literarial Coffee & Beer place is Engaging and opened to the visitor at literary at The Museum of Modern Japanese Literature.

Bundan Coffee & Beer is located at The Museum of Modern Japanese Literature. The building is open to the public, not only as a cafe but also as a centre for visitors to experience the world of modern japanese literature. The concept behind the food menu takes its inspiration from famous Japanese novels, as well as a variety of books based in the surrounding area.

Yusuke has taken charge of the cafe area renovation, which gives new visitors and beginners an introduction to the novels. The design was simple and used familiar material to make unusual surfaces, such as wooden floors and massive book shelves; as Bundan 文壇 translates to the ‘literary world’ or ‘literary circles’ in Japanese.

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Yusuke Seki


Yusuke Seki is a Tokyo based Designer.

His approach to design challenges is to conceptualise and revaluate into irreplaceable design with new interpretations. His designs embrace simplicity and minimalism at first glance and his inspiration comes directly from aspects which already exist within the context: such as materials, location, histories; all gathered and represented through the formal design approach. The function is essential in his design but through his work he focuses on facts and phenomena from the environment, including the essential design methods from the past, passed through to the future.


He was born in 1978 and has worked for the Interior Design Office in Tokyo, as well as a number of corporate clients such as AU, Sony. Seki’s has also worked independently on design products and architectural space design, and many of his works have been exhibited at the Milan Salone, Designer’s block, the Tokyo Style Exhibition, Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair. After establishing his own studio in 2008, he has designed for a variety of spaces, such as shops, fashion boutiques, candy stores and hair salons, etc.


Contact email :

Studio adress :


Tokyo office:
♯703 3-27-9 Gohongi
Meguro-ku, Tokyo
Zip 153-0053 Japan


Kyoto office:
460 Dakoku-cho
Inokuma-Dori Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto
Zip 602-8245 Japan