Climbing Wall

Forget fake rock overhangs. The Illoiha fitness center in Omotesando, Tokyo’s stylish shopping district, is home to what is arguably the most unusual climbing wall yet. Created by the young design group Nendo, headed by Oki Sato (MH, Nov ’07), the wall is a tongue-in-cheek take on a chic country house. The hard-to-find holds and unusual finger grips are hidden amongst baroque picture frames, mirrors, deer heads, birdcages and flower vases—giving inventive new meaning to getting a leg up ( —Arlene Hirst
Elle Decor