Takayuki Matsumoto 松本 貴之


Takayuki Matsumoto was born and raised in Nagoya, Japan.

After years of training and practice in a number of restaurants in Japan, Matsumoto established his own conceptual bar inspired by Japanese teahouse in 2009 named ‘Bar N バーN’ in the centre of Nagoya, with ‘N’ stands for ‘Neutrality’ where all drinks and liquors are treated equally in the space with their names and brands eliminated.

Matsumoto collaborated with architect Hiroyuki Miyake 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 Bottle Letter’, a new project dedicated to scented alcohol infusion by Matsumoto. As 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 Tea Bitter, an infusion of gin and tonic. Subsequently during the summer of 2020, Lemon Drive was born.


国内の数々のレストランで修行を積んだ後、松本は2009年に名古屋の中心地にBAR N(バー エヌ)と名付けられた、日本の茶室に着想を得た自身のコンセプチュアルなバーを始める。 【N】は【Neutrality(中立)】を意味し、そこで扱われるものの名前やブランドは排除され、空間の中で平等に扱われる。

2011年、建築家の三宅博之氏とのコラボレーションによる 「measure calendar(メジャーカレンダー)」で、世界共通の時間の尺度を再定義することを目的とした作品を発表し、Dezeenをはじめとする多くのデザインメディアから注目される。

SYNONYMでは、アルコールの香りを楽しむための松本の新プロジェクト「N Bottle Letter」を紹介。「N Bottle Letter」は、その名の通り、「ボトルの中のメッセージ」をイメージ。数学的なアプローチでカクテル作りを再解釈するという独特の手法で、ボトルを受け取る人との対話を目指す。第一弾は、ジン&トニックをベースにした《TeaBitter》を発表。その後、2020年の夏には《Lemon Drive》が誕生した。



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