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I buzzed about Mukai and the hospitable owner Nick the other day, and now just gonna write about an honest impression i got from this space..
It was unforeseen to have a stunner coffee and stay out of nowhere in Suzhou. Got here accidentally while strolling around with no map, whilst waiting a pick-up cab to go back Shanghai. Mukai is a coffee and stay (more likely a boutique hotel). The space and interior vibe itself is semi-industrial and has a stylish-feminine touch to it. It is a blend of both stiff and warmth at the same time.
Highly inspired by japanese architecture, Nick named Mu Kai also from a japanese phrase. Infusing breathable space, it gets me easier to hype around and locate unique objects. The wall and floor is concrete-finished, with hints of black and brass highlight.
Nick has done it all, coming from fine art and design background, to be found that we were graduating from the same school but different timing! See how close it gets from jkt & suzhou. He is the architect, interior & visual designer all to bring up the concept of Mukai. Also, he designed the optical rug that i showed in one of this picture. Impressively, every details are tailored to have a collective feeling of things and element of surprise to it.
I was just dropping by that time, but maybe if suzhou came across my path in the future - look forward to a stay at Mukai.
#zhouzhuangwatertown at Suzhou, Jiangsu