Posts Tagged ‘tokyo’

MARK office by GRIP&Co., Tokyo – Japan

May 22nd, 2018

Modeled on the brick and steel plating architecture that is characteristic of Tokyo’s Tsukiji district, we proposed constructing a space that utilizes patterned tiles and copper sheeting that recreates an interior reminiscent of the familiar Tsukiji surrounds.

Milkland pop-up ice cream by Ryusuke Nanki, Tokyo – Japan

May 18th, 2018

At the ice cream counter (also covered in cow print), customers buy soft-served ice cream or sweets made from milk and head to the floor above. The cow pattern continues on to this floor where a life-size model of a cow blends in with the black-and-white pattern. Beside it, a large toppings bar awaits for the customers to choose their own combinations of fixings for their sweets.

Toy’s Factory office by Schemata Architects, Tokyo – Japan

May 3rd, 2018

These spaces loosely connect with each other and form a continuous open space around the central core, where one feels the light and city vibrancy everywhere. The floor level of this continuous space is highest at the executive room and artists room, which gradually descends to the lowest point at the entrance space and office on the south side.

Issey Miyake Spring Summer 2018 window installation by we+, Tokyo – Japan

April 24th, 2018

Shrunk into a three-dimensional form, Steam Stretch fabric is flattened out in the printing process, which is an original material of ISSEY MIYAKE. Strips of this are stretched vertically to reveal hints of the base fabric color overflow from the shadow of the folds, creating a beautiful visual effect. The installation focuses on this feature of the textile.

Like a Flight of Starlings installation by Daniel Buren, Tokyo – Japan

April 10th, 2018

The suspended installation, called Like a Flight of Starlings, is inspired by the artist’s seeing a flock of this bird species flying away, and comprises of no less than 1,675 triangular flags with a red stripe and a blue stripe pattern attached to a metal frame that’s suspended diagonally between the second and fifth floors.

Freitag store by Torafu Architects, Osaka – Japan

March 31st, 2018

The retail space is compact but features all the retail design codes the Freitag stores are known for. Designed in collab with Torafu Architects, its signature shelving system flanks both sides of the store floor-to-ceiling, while a sturdy metal shelved desk wooden top sits right in the middle, presenting smaller items of the Freitag’s offerings.

Money Design Co. office by BROOK-inc, Tokyo – Japan

March 15th, 2018

By giving the sense of unity linearly in a narrow space, it became a healthy space that made it possible to tighten the space, to spread, to make it feel efficient and cramped. Also, by being able to appeal to the outside with a clear free space, it became an office where you can expect relationships not only inside the company but also outside.

Aesop Jiyugaoka store by Ciguë, Tokyo – Japan

March 2nd, 2018

Translucent resin shelving lines the walls as a nod to the bullhead tracks, and large framed allow in floods of daylight, offering a tonal complement to both the railway lines and Aesop’s amber glassware.

Mr. Gentleman store by Jamo Associates, Tokyo – Japan

February 24th, 2018

The monochrome palette is matchingly captured by perforated metal, faux stone surfaces and slabs of mirror. Interestingly, a vintage stereo system by iconic industrial designer Dieter Rams adorns a corner of the premises as a rather fitting art installation.

Crystalscape by Moriyuki Ochiai Architects, Tokyo – Japan

February 15th, 2018

Metallic waves, representing the bright, aerial, gracious way in which hair flows, are intricately weaved into a white matrix of geometric patterns (a lattice structure featuring a signature color gradation of white and wooden tones) to produce a mystical luminous crystal from which a subdued light scatters as it bounces off the creases in the metal.

Teätora store, Tokyo – Japan

February 5th, 2018

The interior design is an extrapolation from Teätora’s core values, featuring a no-frills aesthetic that’s framed by whitewashed walls and ceiling, and a floor of polished concrete. Furnishings are sparse, comprising mostly of black steel clothing racks and rows of suspended tubular lights that heighten the industrial feel of the space.

Tsutaya Book Apartment, Tokyo – Japan

February 2nd, 2018

Tsutaya has playfully experimented with its retail formats in the past, redefining the bookstore as a social meeting place, and those familiar with the company’s flagship outpost in Tokyo’s leafy Roppongi area – one of the first to feature an in-house Starbucks counter on – know exactly what we mean.

“Game” window installation by Shigeki Fujishiro at Hermès store, Tokyo – Japan

January 30th, 2018

As its most important showcase in the country, the store has become known for its evocative window installations, such as the current one, simply entitled Game, by Shigeki Fujishiro. The Tokyo-based product designer adheres to this year’s theme Play Play Playful Life, and created nifty pinball games, comprising of colourful wooden elements, moving balls, and obviously adorned by Hermès merchandise.

Milk. Black. Lemon by Ryusuke Nanki, Daikanyama / Tokyo – Japan

January 28th, 2018

Milk. Black. Lemon by Ryusuke Nanki, Daikanyama / Tokyo – Japan

Shiseido salon by Nendo and Keita Aono, Tokyo – Japan

January 24th, 2018

The company has maintained a plush salon and showcase in Tokyo’s leafy Ginza shopping district for quite some time, situated only a few blocks away from its headquarters. The venue has been given a remarkable makeover, and its a project that aims to resonate on a global scale, anchoring Shiseido as a top cosmetics and fragrance brand for all the world to see.

Crystallized Christmas tree at MIKIMOTO Ginza Main Store by we+, Tokyo – Japan

January 2nd, 2018

The 6-meter-tall Christmas tree was installed between two 2.5-meter-tall trees and all surfaces are covered by urea crystals. In order to achieve this snow-like fine surface, saturated solutions of urea was impregnated in the special paper pasted on clear acrylic and vaporized the moisture to crystallize.

HONEY by Chord beauty salon by Log.design co., Akishima / Tokyo – Japan

January 1st, 2018

It was designed to follow the notion of a cottage. Although each subdivided space has a different plan, there is no complete boundary between the rooms.

100 Colors to Christmas installation by Emmanuelle Moureaux, Tokyo – Japan

December 29th, 2017

In celebration of the festive season, a series of folded paper lanterns sweep through the space of over 13 metres in height, making a colourful forest you can admire from different levels.

Gallica beauty salon by Log.design, Tokyo – Japan

December 20th, 2017

Due to it is located in one of the most fashionable places in Japan, the inside of the salon is designed as a contemporary space with monotone. The main room which is based on white becomes highly bright by reflecting on the sunlight inserted through large windows.

Yummy Mart window display by Lena Sasakura Shockley, Tokyo – Japan

December 15th, 2017

Yummy Mart window display by Lena Sasakura Shockley, Tokyo – Japan