To depict “coming home”, the design of the door signage is inspired by a bird returning to its nest. This stems from Fraser Suites Akasaka’s desire for its guests to make the serviced residence their second home.
Equally meaningful is that the door sign’s circular shape replicates the doors and windows found in traditional Japanese houses. It also symbolises completion and by combining wood with metal, it is in perfect harmony with the overall interior design.
At both ends of each corridor, the Dancing ribbons artwork expresses a “knot” or “tie” in various patterns and shapes, as used in the wrapping and gifting of a present to someone special. In Japanese culture, knots and ties represent bonding, harmony and serendipity.
Throughout the property, the main palette of colours for the furnishings are green, purple and blue.
These hues are linked to Japanese culture and tradition, with green symbolising nature and its beautiful four seasons; purple being the colour of nobility, as well as the highest ranking shade in traditional Kimono culture representing luxury; and blue historically used in traditional dying techniques for fabrics and ceramics to represent culture, history and remembrance.