Water Bar

The waterfall was created by a group of men for a public display in the heart of Tokyo in 2006. The architecture was designed by Tadao Ando and the “waterfall” optical glass bar was designed by Tokujin Yoshioka and installation was performed by Olafur Eliasson. Together, this group of men created what appears to be a bar made from water. Using an optical glass block, the same material used in larger observatory telescopes, is crafted using unique techniques that creates the illusion of a “waterfall” while the light reflects off of the glass.

Designer: Tokujin Yoshioka


  • Sparomn says:

    this would make for a wicked floor. or better yet, stairs.

  • Pender says:

    I want a table like this.

  • Tehmark says:

    Thats amazing

  • xonegon says:

    some smart guys !

  • cha0tic says:

    So basically it’s a big hunk of imperfect glass that weighs how much? A couple of tonnes maybe? Fine, don’t put it in an upstairs room.
    Where are the beer taps/pumps going to fit? Where’s the foot rail to put my foot on whilst I’m waiting to get served. Cover the top in drip trays/bar towels, Napkin/straw holders. Stuff that a bar needs. Show us that picture.
    Have “this group of men” ever drunk in a bar before? (The curved front edge looks rubbish for leaning on)
    More importantly, have they ever worked behind a bar before?

    • cha0tic says:

      Oh yeah. The curve means that any (inevitable) Spilled drink flows over and drips off the front onto the customers knees.
      This gets worse the more I think about it.

  • katie says:

    this is so SICK!! def. want one!!

  • anthony franconeri says:

    I’m in the process of building a jaanese hibachi/sushi louge…..i’m very interested in your design…….please contact me with the details

  • 백상 says:

    우왕 ㅋ 굳 ㅋ

  • 백상 says:

    우왕 ㅋ 굳 ㅋ

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