Posts Tagged ‘japan’

Helsinki Bakery by Arihoro Mikaye, Osaka

June 8th, 2012

Scandinavian style bakery restaurant in Japan. The modern design of warm folk space, based on white and wood as materials.

United Arrows – Lucua store by IN CO., Osaka

June 7th, 2012

United Arrows – Lucua store by IN CO., Osaka

Urushi bench & stool by Max Lamb

May 24th, 2012

British designer Max Lamb has formed a bench and stool from cleft chestnut found in London’s Springfield Park and varnished the two pieces with urushi lacquer.

American Apparel cherry blossom season windows by Lena Shockley, Japan

May 22nd, 2012

American Apparel cherry blossom season windows by Lena Shockley, Japan

Rugby Ralph Lauren store by Michael Neumann Architecture, Nagoya

May 9th, 2012

MNA’s newest Rugby Ralph Lauren opened last week in Nagoya – the brand’s second store in Japan. The new façade evokes the historic cast-iron storefronts of Soho, but with a huge video screen across the second floor. The store interior features mosaic floors, anaglyptic ceiling tiles and a collegiate decor.

HAIRDRESSER! TROOVE Salon by Hiroyuki Miyake, Gifu – Japan

May 8th, 2012

In Gifu, about 400km west of Tokyo, a beauty salon reflects how Japanese society is questioning its necessities after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The space is divided into two sections: in the fore-front is a waiting room with concrete walls and a single couch.

Shackman store, Kobe – Japan

April 6th, 2012

With exposed pipes, ventilation, studio lamps and factory-esque furniture, the studio styling is only complementary to the offerings available within.

ARKHE beauty salon by TWOPLUS-A, Chiba – Japan

February 4th, 2012

We designed a beauty salon named ARKHE (refers to the ancient belief that water is the source of all creation) around the theme of water. Recyclable aluminum sheet was used to express the flow of water and hair, reflecting the airily soft light, like sparkling light on water’s surface, and filling the space with elegant and sensual curves.

Le Ciel Bleu store by Noriyuki Otsuka, Osaka

February 3rd, 2012

A white space in brilliant colors. This shop was designed for a retail complex called LUCUA, which was built as part of the redevelopment of the Umeda area in Osaka. It is a luxurious architectural space of about 250m2 with a ceiling 5m high.

Hublot flagship store by Peter Marino, Tokyo

December 29th, 2011

Opened on June 2nd, 2011, the first-ever Hublot flagship boutique in Japan is located at prestigious Namiki street in Ginza, Tokyo.

Prada Nagoya Tower by Baciocchi & Associati, Nagoya

December 2nd, 2011

Prada opens a new store in Nagoya, Japan inside the city’s Nagoya Tower. The new space houses the Prada collections of ready-to-wear, bags, accessories, and footwear for both women and men, as well as certain limited-edition products created especially for the store opening. These include the patent leather ‘Yo-Yo Bag’ in an exclusive black and blush colour-way.

Indulgi store by Nendo, Kyoto

November 18th, 2011

We decided to add shielding elements to create a space that could never be seen in its entirety, one in which different elements appear and disappear from view, changing customers’ experience of the shop as they move about it. Walls create an over-strong sense of pressure, and the space already contained a number of doors, so we added even more doors to it.

F.I.L. store, Sendai

November 17th, 2011

Redesigned with unique materials to include floorboards from a 70-year-old church and furniture that was made 100 years ago, the shop visually depicts the notion that visvim has stood the test of time by incorporating an antique aesthetic following a modern disaster.

Futura Laboratories store, Japan

November 1st, 2011

The new colorful interior boasts the store’s latest collections and collaborations with small Futura 2000 figurines and artwork placed around the shop.

Muji store, Tokyo

October 25th, 2011

The products are displayed in such a way to emphasize the design, rather than price messaging. Raw timber gives warmth to the glass and minimal products and as always the lighting is beautiful.

52 by Suppose Design Office, Shizuoka

September 23rd, 2011

We had been requested to design a clothing shop in Shizuoka-shi Japan. In residential projects, we think about the relationship between the internal and external space but for this project, we started to think about the relationship between the products and the two different spaces.

24 Issey Miyake store by Moment Design, Hakata

September 5th, 2011

The 24 Issey Miyake store is conceived by moment design’s Hisaaki Hirawata and Tomohiro Watabe and located in Hakata, Japan. This store is to stimulate the shopping experience in a store. The bright colors attracts customer’s attraction against a simple white background at the store. There are bright lights which causes the clothes to “glow” and creates a lively atmosphere for the shoppers.

Tsujita restaurant by Takeshi Sano, Los Angeles

August 26th, 2011

I’d like people to feel the delicate of beauty, which Japanese have, and Japanese atmosphere when they visit here so that they will think that they want to visit Japan. I’d like to make this restaurant as one of an element for Japanese reconstruction.

Habitat Antique by Facet Studio, Osaka

July 26th, 2011

Located at a residential area in Japan is a small shop which sells antiques. “Antiques” are objects which are, different from manufactured products, becoming increasingly charming together with the passing of time. Furthermore, it is also dependant on the location and era of collection that the objects possess their own individuality. The characteristic of this shop is that there is only one of each item, honouring their individuality.

Smack bar by Steve Smith and Adrian Baynes, Leamington Spa

July 21st, 2011

Steve Smith and Adrian Baynes has designed the Smack bar in Leamington Spa. They created a fantastic LED room, and a polaroid wallpaper. Restaurant and Bar Design Awards 2011. Best Bar Winner.