Imagine a fitness club where your rock climb wall resembles something out of Alice In Wonderland — with inexplicably placed chairs, deer trophies, and picture frames for you to grab onto and pull yourself up with. Well, thanks to architectural design firm Nendo, this whimsical method of getting into shape has become a reality!
Nendo recently designed this amazing climbing wall for the ILLOIHA fitness club in Japan, and took the club’s unique location in Tokyo’s fashion district into consideration when coming up with the fanciful concept:
“To express the original brand concept of “becoming beautiful through movement”, we chose the theme “rock-climbing in Omotesando” and developed a design that uses the mismatch between a rugged outdoor sport and Tokyo’s fashion district to its advantage. Instead of the usual rough and outdoorsy climbing wall, we came up with the idea of using interior design elements like picture frames, mirrors, deer heads, bird cages and flower vases to create a challenging wall with hard-to-find holds and unusual finger grips. We hope that our uniquely Omotesando-style climbing wall inspires newcomers to try out the sport, and starts a new wave in fitness with style.”
Check out the pics of this amazing Alice in Wonderland-inspired climbing wall below!