Posts Tagged ‘japan’

Hideo Kojima Office by Garde Italy + GARDE CO.,LTD, Tokyo – Japan

February 16th, 2017

Taking 1968’s movie “2001: A Space Odyssey” for design concept, the entrance “tunnel” is a reinterpretation of a spaceship. With the keyword “threshold” in mind, this spaceship would be a non-solid and tangible space intended to be a crossing gate for people coming from many different places.

Forest of Numbers installation by Emmanuelle Moureaux, Tokyo – Japan

February 14th, 2017

More than 60,000 pieces of suspended numeral figures from 0 to 9 were regularly aligned in three dimensional grids. A section was removed, created a path that cut through the installation, invited visitors to wonder inside the colorful forest filled with numbers.

Jacob Cohen Boutique by Area-17, Osaka – Japan

February 9th, 2017


The famous Italian luxury brand is doubly linked to Japan. First, the precious denim Kurabo of which Cohen’s jeans are made comes from Japan. Secondly, the most fundamental among the brand’s values are deeply rooted in the Japanese culture too: simplicity, high quality, and greatest attention to detail.

Aesop store by CASE-REAL, Sapporo – Japan

February 6th, 2017

For the display shelves and other fixtures where function is needed we will use vibration finish stainless steel which incorporates with the grey color of soft stone well. We aimed to portray the man made artifacts co-existing with the harsh side of nature, also considering the entire store atmosphere a single saucer to catch all the products shown.

% ARABICA HIGASHIYAMA shop by Puddle, Kyoto – Japan

February 6th, 2017

The coffee bean stockyard is takes up one entire wall, and includes carefully selected coffee beans from all over the world. In order to create a high-ceilinged open space, the original wooden construction required additional structural support.

Hermès Gion-mise store by ODS, Kyoto – Japan

February 4th, 2017

Since the < Hermès Gion-mise> is a temporal store for a limited period, we proposed the design using “kigumi” technique, so that the furniture and fixture can be reused at other locations in different forms after this temporal store is closed. The shop, mainly the central area surrounded by the furniture and fixture, is designed as the space to hold various events on a regular basis.

Before9 by Puddle + CHAB DESIGN, Kyoto – Japan

February 2nd, 2017

The originality of the beer tap handles is achieved by slicing off four sides of a cherry blossom branch to create an octagonal shape. The irregularity in length and color of the wooden handles adds to the unique character of the bar.

Grain Bread and Brew by PUDDLE, Tokyo – Japan

January 31st, 2017

The ground floor of this building is the first outlet of craft sandwich brand, GRAIN BREAD AND BREW. The client is a drinkware maker, with many supporters from cafes and shops, both domestic and overseas. After traveling all over the world and being exposed to many different cultures, they wanted to express and share these experiences in the form of a sandwich as their new business.

NOVELLO by collectors store by icemoon, Tokyo – Japan

January 27th, 2017

I aimed to emphasize a pillar as the icon of this store by giving an indirect lighting and white concrete blocks to the pillar as comparison with the textures of woods.

NOVELLO by collectors by icemoon, Ichinomiya-shi – Japan

January 26th, 2017

NOVELLO by collectors is the variety store in Japan which suggests the casual good quality of daily use to men who do not forget a persistency to familiar items either.

KARAD total body care by design office Dress, Osaka – Japan

January 25th, 2017

KARAD is the fitness club which you can train and care your body in terms of both beauty and healthy. It has also acupuncture clinic as a part of their services. The space consists of 4 areas (reception,fitness area clinic area, and sanitary space).

Dandelion Chocolate by Puddle + moyadesign, Tokyo – Japan

January 21st, 2017

Surrounded by a large park which serves as a place of recreation and relaxation for local residents, and a facility for environmental education, this was a project to renovate a warehouse, more than 50 years old, into the first overseas outpost of Dandelion Chocolate, San Francisco’s premier “bean-to-bar” chocolate maker.

% ARABICA Kyoto ARASHIYAMA shop by PUDDLE, Kyoto – Japan

January 20th, 2017

As it is a coffee roaster shop, I was asked to include in the design an espresso machine, coffee bean stockyard, and a showroom for the coffee roaster.

And Farms restaurant by design office Dress, Osaka – Japan

January 13th, 2017

And Farms serve various dishes from salad to grilled or steamed meats & fishes, basically using fresh and safe foods sent directly from the farms in Kyotango. From its name, visual designs like logo, post card, menus to its interior, we designed all of them to introduce their concept correctly.

Maison Hermès Ginza window installations by Stephanie Quayle, Tokyo – Japan

January 12th, 2017

The current showcase at Maison Hermès Ginza, entitle urban jungle, presents a wide range of these cunningly realistic sculptures. All monkeys, a large terracotta orang utan sits on a trunk and gazes onto the bustling cityscape. In the large window, a group of monkeys are huddled cozily together, and seem less deterred by what’s going on around them.

The Cutting Edge Pharmacy by KTX archiLAB, Himeji – Japan

January 2nd, 2017

The starting point of this design was to question the criteria that customers use to select a pharmacy, beside the geographical location. What would make a pharmacy better than another one? The purpose of visiting a pharmacy is the same, purchasing medicines and seeking healing.

Seibu Shibuya Christmas window installation by we+, Tokyo – Japan

December 30th, 2016

“Surprise” is a Christmas theme of Seibu-Shibuya in this year. we+ responded to the concept by covering inside the window with knitted tapestries and gradually disclosing like an Advent calendar.

Gucci store by Alessandro Michele, Tokyo – Japan

December 14th, 2016


Situated on the second floor, the new outpost measures a sizeable 220 sqm and is obviosuly designed according to Michele’s new and guidelines, featuring a more homey yet still very sumptuous palette with inlaid coloured marble floorin, contemporary fixtures and classic-inspired sofas and chairs.

KIYA knife shop by Mandai Architects, Tokyo – Japan

December 8th, 2016

We created the space by not a “table”as an artificial product, but a “material”as part of nature. In this space, you can feel the spirit of manufacturing in Japan, affection for making things.

Blue Bottle Coffee by Schemata Architects, Tokyo – Japan

December 8th, 2016



Similarly to the Company’s five previous outposts across Tokyo, the interior design is by local practice Schemata Architects, and is marked by an understated palette. Tuff stone is paired with timber, creating a oasis of serenity within an exceptionally busy environment. A hollow-square shaped service station is placed at the very centre, opposite an elongated bar with stools.