Would you sit and eat at this restaurant?! I wouldn't be brave enough!

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National Art Center Tokyo, Cafe SeatingAs a designer of corporate interiors I browse through many corporate furniture websites. I found this 'picture of the month' of the National Art Center in Japan on the Fritz Hansen Website. It's one of my new favorites!


Would you sit on these Fritz Hansen chairs and eat at this restaurant? I don't think I could get passed my fear of heights for this one, no matter how good the food was!


What an interesting architectural space though! Japanese architecture is so amazingly beautiful and really pushes the envelope for new and exciting design ideas!

Comments (32)

Kathleen Lordbock
Keller Williams Realty Professionals - Baxter, MN
Keller Williams Realty Professionals
It looks like the bow of the Titanic.
May 11, 2007 05:33 PM
Jennifer Kirby
Kirby Fine Homes - Minneapolis, MN
The Luxury Agent
I would ask to sit at the bar. At least I could have a drink and not think about how high up I was. The "view" would be a little scary. Hmmm, but I like roller coasters?
May 12, 2007 03:12 PM
Duayne Weir
Investment Realities LLC/MarketLink Realty - Ham Lake, MN
Minnesota Real Estate Agent

Shannon, Yes I would eat there just for the experience and I would also take many photo's to prove it!! Great post thanks for sharing.

Good Day!! have a cup of java and a smile on me :)


May 13, 2007 02:08 PM
"Tommy" Decebal
HomeSpector Inc. 516-851-5833 - Farmingdale, NY
Adamescu Long Island NY MASTER Home Inspector
  • Hi I just Wanted to say Hello and To Introduce Myself.
  • I'm Tommy A Certified Home Inspector here in Long Island. 
  • We're neighbors. I'm located in Farmingdale. And you?
  • Can you introduce your company?I would like to meet my neighbors.
  • Thank you,
  • Tommy
  • Oct 24, 2007 06:45 PM
    Dena Stevens
    Rocky Mountain Realty - Canon City, CO
    Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
    My thoughts went the same place Mary Pope Handy did - Cool looking place but it the waiter looks like Darth Vader I'm gone!
    Nov 03, 2007 03:22 PM
    Mehmet Met Dilsiz
    FND Photography / M2 Real Estate Solutions - Midvale, UT

    WOW Shannon...

    I would try to eat but with all the symmetry, I think I would be taking pictures rather than eating  :)    This is really neat...

    Nov 04, 2007 08:22 AM
    Diana Dupre'
    San Diego, CA
    Behind the scenes making people look great.
    Sorry, I'm not seeing the problem with eating there.  Nothing different than eating at a rooftop restaurant...now if it was suspended without the structure below it then I'd be excited!
    Nov 04, 2007 10:29 AM
    Peter Verlezza
    SMB Networks LLC - Woodbridge, CT

    I love what that looks like and only can imagine the food tastes better with the senses so challenged with everything happening. One of my favorite places to dine was Windows on the World" the restaurant at the North Tower of the World Trade Center. I used to like the movement of the building (and yes it moved). I miss that place.



    Nov 04, 2007 12:01 PM
    "Tommy" Decebal
    HomeSpector Inc. 516-851-5833 - Farmingdale, NY
    Adamescu Long Island NY MASTER Home Inspector

    Yes I like it .Where is located?Here in NY?


    Nov 04, 2007 02:35 PM
    "Tommy" Decebal
    HomeSpector Inc. 516-851-5833 - Farmingdale, NY
    Adamescu Long Island NY MASTER Home Inspector

    Wish you a Merry Christmas and best wishes for a great year in 2008.

    Tommy   New York Certified Home Inspector Long Island NY Nassau/Suffolk Home Inspections

    Dec 24, 2007 12:24 AM
    Michael Greenslade
    Better Homes & Gardens | Mason-McDuffie Real Estate - San Leandro, CA
    I think that it would be a fun place for an event/party.
    Dec 27, 2007 07:05 AM
    Pam Graham
    All Real Estate Options - Jacksonville, FL
    Jacksonville, Clay & St Johns Counties
    I could as long as I never looked down. Not a good place for someone who is drunk! :)
    Dec 27, 2007 07:08 AM
    Charles G. Hennebeul

    This is cool.  This reminds me of a futuristic settng in some settlement on Mars which the Japanese are very passionate about.


    Charles G. Hennebeul


    American Cash Solutions Inc.




    Mar 21, 2008 12:37 PM
    Harley Ramsey
    Keller Williams - Chatsworth, CA
    Chatsworth, CA Real Estate
    Hi Shannon,  What a cool picture!  I think I could handle eating there, but I wouldn't want to be a waitress there.  It made me think of the helicopter pad converted into a tennis court for Agassi and Federer suspended high atop that ship-shaped hotel in Dubai.  Cheers, Harley
    Mar 21, 2008 04:31 PM
    Mike Jones
    SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
    Mike Jones NMLS 223495


    Wow!  This would not be my idea of a restful, comfortable environment for dining.  It's spectacular, though, isn't it?

    Mike in Tucson

    Oct 13, 2008 06:48 AM
    Todd Clark - Retired
    eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
    Principle Broker Oregon

    I certainly would, it looks like it would be fun, but I'm not sure they would allow me to bring a camera to show the view to friends. (Doesn't look like that kind of place)

    Todd Clark, Helping Families Home - www.IFoundYourNewHome.com

    Nov 01, 2008 05:45 PM
    Mike Jones
    SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
    Mike Jones NMLS 223495


    You haven't posted since 5/10, but I see that you're on line tonight.  Time to write another post on your blog!  You're good at this, and Google will find you if you keep adding content.

    Much Success,
    Mike in Tucson

    Nov 02, 2008 11:39 AM
    Shannon Elizabeth McInerney
    DesigningReality - Dumfries, VA


    Thanks! Yes, I really have a hard time finding the time to blog these days... I really do need to get back into it! Thanks for your comments! :)

    Nov 03, 2008 09:02 AM
    Elayna Fernandez
    the Positive MOM - Fort Worth, TX
    BE Positive and You'll BE Powerful!

    Elayna  Wonderful post Shannon and welcome back!  Mike is right, your posts are useful and blogging will do you good. Ciao

    Elayna Fernandez

    Naples Marketing

    Nov 14, 2008 07:20 AM
    dgedtrger qwertertr
    The People's Home Mortgage - Barkhamsted, CT

    YES!!!  That restaurant is awesome!  I have a slight fear of heights too, but that is just too cool to pas up!


    Chris Hallmark

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    Feb 03, 2009 02:26 AM