For the fashion-forward elite in Japan, Omotesando is the upscale shopping center of choice. So why would anyone choose to go rock climbing in the stylish sector of Tokyo? Japanese design firm Nendo constructed a wall at the Illoiha fitness center suited for a monarch AND a rock climber.

Nendo's climbing wall reflects the idea of "becoming beautiful through movement" by fusing the strenuous sport of rock climbing with the elegance of the Omotesando's reputation in fashion. The wall uses unusual elements like baroque picture frames, mirrors, deer heads, birdcages, and flower vases as grappling fixtures which forces fitness to juxtapose with style in this Alice In Wonderland-inspired installation.

Nendo's website
via [Toxel]

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Tags: Illoiha, Nendo, Omotesando, architecture, art, climbing wall, design

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Comment by Claire on October 21, 2011 at 9:24am
Wow, I absolutely love this...
Comment by sAm on October 19, 2011 at 10:06am
No ropes? Still, a very beautiful wall indeed.
Comment by stephanie on October 19, 2011 at 4:20am
are they professional climbers ?

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