Anniversary World store by eleven nine, Hyogo – Japan

June 7th, 2018 by Camra’s blog

Water lilies
A visionary world with blooming water lilies awaits you underneath the shining water surface. An underwater world underneath the leaves of “Water Lilies” painted by Claude Monet. This work is based on an image of infinite number of water lilies floating on water surface which derived from a conception of filling the carpet with the brand color of purple. Then, wall furniture and plants were laid out to represent the aquatic plants and the rough strata and rocks of the walls underwater.

The existing east facade and the south face are glazed to create an aquarium-like space as if you are looking at a water tank from a cross section. An inverted cone shape objet d’art is created with FRP, symbolizing water lily leaves. Three of them were inserted in the middle of the store to build a landmark. A reflective plate is installed at the top of the inverted cone shape, reflecting the illumination light as if the light reflected on water surface is being projected onto the ceiling.

Display furniture is made in a round shape embodying bubbles and ripples. To give a rhythm to the furniture, The furniture legs are limited to 3 to give a floating, light touch and the sizes of the circles are changed to add rhythm. The reception is made in a shape of a characteristic cobblestone to add accents. A beautiful world welcomes you underneath the water lily leaves.
Light shines into the underwater and you will see fish of the most fabulous colors swimming through the shining greens and treasures floating around. Let’s have fun exploring the underwater! Welcome to Anniversary World!

Designed by eleven nine design office
Photography by Seiryo Yamada

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