Unworldly Fitness Climbing Wall with Odd Challenges in Tokyo

Unworldly Fitness Climbing Wall with Odd Challenges in Tokyo

It is true that fitness clubs today would do almost anything to impress and attract customers. But this idea pushes the limits of creativity and brings something truly unique. The people in the images below look quite unusual doing what they do. But keep in mind that this is a very efficient sport, with immediate results. The uncommon climbing wall below is just one of the “accessories” of the much talked about Illoiha Omotesando fitness club in Tokyo and was designed by Nendo. Instead of the usual rock-shaped holding elements, this wall features plenty of unexpected objects which the climber will definitely find… propulsive.

Here is the official project description from Nendo: 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.


10 comments

  • Nathalie November 18, 2010 at 16:21 PMLogin to Reply →

    I never thought that wall climbing could ever have great aesthetic value! Trust Japan to think up of something like this… I just love it!

  • JayNL November 18, 2010 at 17:32 PMLogin to Reply →

    I hope the floor is made of cusions ;)

  • Dalahan November 19, 2010 at 21:03 PMLogin to Reply →

    I hope the wall glue is very strong )))

  • ros ros November 20, 2010 at 00:17 AMLogin to Reply →

    this made me laugh!

  • Katja Nina November 22, 2010 at 07:22 AMLogin to Reply →

    I want to try that, so cool!

  • Jake January 11, 2011 at 21:20 PMLogin to Reply →

    I don’t think that we’d condone using any of our frames to do that, but we LOVE the idea! It looks great.
    Hmmmm, maybe we’ll have to give it a try after hours.

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