Pignic is a breeder who themselves raises miniature pigs with a grate care.
Since Pignic is also a cafe directly managed by the breeder, it provides a place where people can interact with miniature pigs in a stress-free style and relaxing atmosphere. On top of that, Pignic is very committed to instruct and teach how to raise and sell micro pigs.
While humans feel softness, warmth and a sense of being healed by interacting with the animals, they can also, through this interaction, experience a peace of their mind and achieve a sense of fulfillment. Therefore, when it comes to Pignic Cafe at Yoyogi Park, by expressing all corners with soft curves we have designed a healing and relaxing space both for people and pigs.
In fact, by plastering up all the walls and ceiling as well as applying coating and illustration from above, we have managed to create an interior where all corners are curved surfaces. We hope that this place will bring new encounter opportunities for people and miniature pigs. The plan includes four private booths and a pig room. Each room is a private space completely separated by a wall, and each room has a dedicated pig waiting for you.
By purposely reducing the number of artificial objects, we have created a place full of warmth where both humans and micro pigs can feel at home together. The overall wall material was mortar with a bright red to pink gradation paint.
And here and there on the walls of the store are cute PIG-chan wall art. These are hand-painted by a micro pig-loving artist.
Project Location: Japan
Completion Year: 2022
Office: KAMITOPEN Co., Ltd.
Lead Architect: Masahiro Yoshida
Designer: Kim Hyeong Wook