Takayuki Matsumoto 松本 貴之 was born and raised in Nagoya 名古屋, Japan.
After years of training and practices in a number of restaurants in Japan, Matsumoto established his own conceptual bar inspired by Japanese teahouse in 2009 named ‘BarN バーN’ in the centre of Nagoya, with ‘N’ standing for ‘Neutrality’ where all drinks and liquors are treated equally in the space with their names and brands eliminated.
Matsumoto had collaborated with architect Hiroyuki Miyake 三宅 博之 on a design project titled ‘measure calendar’ (2011), where the final product aimed to redefine the universal measuring rule of time, it was featured on numerous design media including Dezeen.
SYNONYM would like to present ‘N BottleLetter’, a new project dedicated to scented alcohol infusion by Matsumoto. Like the title suggests, the project is inspired by a message in a bottle where Matsumoto hopes to initiate a dialogue with the receiver of the bottle, by delivering a unique method of reinterpreting the creation of cocktails with a mathematical approach. The first featured release is TeaBitter, an infusion of gin and tonic. Subsequently during the summer of 2020, Lemon Drive was born.