A+S store by Nobuo Araki, Tokyo – Japan
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Carefully selected modern and vintage furniture pieces blend into a backdrop of sleek surfaces, impressive slabs of mirrors and shiny finishes. Unique touches, such as fitting room walls upholstered in suiting fabric, and rotating installations of art and cultural objects, all curated by interior designer Tommy Smythe, add further character to the retail space.
To make the interior highly visible we built an all-white space beneath a coloured mirror lantern, in order to create an inviting retail space as well as signal its new use to the passersby. The multi-coloured lantern makes use of high ceilings and uses four different colours of mirror as well as coloured glass, to create a complex array of reflected colours and lights.
The old fir beams have been properly sandblasted and now reveal a fresh hue and the concrete floor has been given a matching white gloss epoxy finish. What has been added in the back is a built-in shelving unit that spans the width of the store at one end, and which is inspired by a quirky 1960s couch that the owner once came across.
Annie Aime is a fashion retail space designed utilizing +tongtong’s series of geometric freestanding clothing racks, Les Ailes Noires. An open-concept flexible environment that can easily be reconfigured for art openings and other events was created to allow the client to be able to evolve her explorations and retail offerings.
There’s nothing much broken about the arms of this diverse wonder however, they’re coming out swinging with all the eclecticism, design and daring that we’re so partial to; design-led publications sit alongside highly regarded fashion brands, sitting alongside up-and-coming designers that all sit alongside a charming little café.