We selected materials such as wood, copper and linoleum which ages over time and usage. By continually using the space, these materials will feel and become more comfortable with the activities conducted in the space.
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The key factor of this store was the branding arranged to collaborate with Italian bland to blend into the Japanese market, to let customers visiting from overseas as well as for Japanese consumers to feel the beauty of Japanese people and the likeness of Japan, rather than just expanding overseas brand as they are in Japan as is.
The key words in our design concept were “professionalism” and “innovation.” We conveyed professionalism through a scientifically precise attention to detail, and we conveyed innovation through the use of light, creating a high-tech atmosphere that makes people feel as if they have stepped into the near future.
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.
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.
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.
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.
100 shades of colors in the form of flower motifs saturate the 6 meter atrium. At the center, visitors can be immersed amongst the 25,200 delicate flowers aligned in three dimensional grids. As well as being suspended from the ceiling, the flowers subtly rotate because of the NSK bearings and the windmills installed at the top and in turn, the installation produces a gradient of gradually changing color.