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9 hours. Fumie shibata.

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9 hours (nainawasu) is a new capsule hotel that offers luxury in a minimum living space. The hotel and all amenities were designed by Fumie Shibata of design studios, which she founded in 1994. With her team, she defined the elements necessary for a ‘minimal transit space’ in big cities in japan. The product designer has been pursuing the 9 hours project as a creative director for 3 years.

The first hotel will opened in december this year, located in Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, located on Teramachi street between department store Fujii Daimaru and convenience store AMPM, two minutes walk from Kawaramachi station. The building itself will be 9 stories tall, will host 125 capsules, locker rooms, showers, and a lounge.

A comfortable place to rest … 1 hour shower, sleep for 7 hours, have a one hour break / total 9h. Guests can spend up to 17 hours in a single stay – the price for one night is ¥ 4900 (approx 55 USD).

Each capsule includes Panasonic’s advanced system for good sleeping by computerized control lighting. Room environment by Panasonic / Matsushita electric works. According to the time set, the light will wake you up.

designer: shibata (fumie)
materials: fiber-reinforced plastic
period: 2009

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Object ID: 8372
Category/function: fiber · hospitality & retail · plastic

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