When given the chance, to have fixed hard points, well integrated in furniture, is certainly a plus for the atmosphere during a kinbaku session. Sober and linear design, together with wooden beams and pillars, and the scent of rice from the tatami mats, give a cozy feeling of intimacy.
Rope Tales Studio
The room in the pictures was custom-made in three days by three people.
The underlaying parquet was not drilled in any point; this makes the whole set completely removable by two people in one day. Once taken away all the material, the room can go back to its previous function, simply putting back the baseboard and furniture at their original place.
A room like this, furnished in a Japanese style, can be used as a bedroom, thanks to a futon, i.e. a rollable mattress to be put directly on the tatami mats when you are off to bed. Thanks to underlaying tatami‘s stiffness, resting on a futon is comfortable and, in most cases, good for the back. It is also possible (and more and more common) to put on the floor normal western style mattresses. Once taken away mattresses in the morning, the room is perfect to have a tea, directly sitting on the tatami mats, as in the Japanese tradition, or for workour, as well as for kinbaku, of course.
Please don’t hesitate to contact Rope Tales for informations or advices about custom-making of hard points integrated in furniture.
I you are interested in Japanese forniture you can contact Vivere Zen.