Torafu Architects : Koti

Koichi Suzuno and Shinya Kamouro studio Torafu Architects have designed the interior of the new store "Koti" of creative Minä Perhonen in Fujisawa, Japan.

The shop, located at 1er floor of the shopping complex Shonan T-Site, present mainly tableware. The name of the shop "Koti" means house in Finnish references to objects from everyday life such as cushions or dishes. Space carefully this small items and showcase a product line available in several colors.

The shop floor is composed of a textile patchwork squares and colorful buttons designed by the creative Minä Perhonen. They are fixed with a resin, which invites visitors to look at the ground.

To create a neutral background for exhibits, the two bottom walls were painted white and were dressed with glass shelves.

The furniture consists of a set of compartments located in the center of the store as an "island". The rendering is very airy, so as to release the light and enhance the flooring. The legs of the main stand are made of thin tubes of brass. Thus, the furniture seems to float above the ground.

To modulate the presentation of products, movable partitions can be added and attached to the ceiling steel tubes.

The space has been designed to accommodate people of all ages, while communicating their vision of the world proposed by colorful Minä Perhonen.

Photos: Takumi Ota

For more information, visit the website Torafu.

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