“NUNO WORKS / MATSUYA GINZA” 2012
Nuno Corporation has an international reputation for its original fabrics. This is the interior design project for its brand retail store ‘Nuno Works’, dealing with printed fabrics in Matsuya Ginza, Tokyo.
The low ceiling height and a large pillar situated in front of the shop area were not the favorable conditions to work with. The greatest challenge was to convert these elements into positive characteristics of the new store. The first approach was to apply a white undercoat throughout the complex shaped ceiling and the wall surface (including the pillar). To this newly created abstract white space, the panel-type hanging furniture was placed, hanging slightly afloat from the wall surface. The furniture, separated from the floor, connected to one another while remaining afloat, leaving margins in all surrounding four directions. The sense of openness was created in the space. The ‘hanging furniture’ loosely unites the two entrances divided by the pillar, creating a natural migration of customer movement.
The ‘fabric’ is the protagonist of this space; the ‘hanging furniture’, made from engineered bamboo, interacts with the delicate texture of each fabric. The engineered wood is manufactured by binding strands of wood. This material has a unique surface texture. The moderate interaction born between this material and the fabric texture also functions as a complement to the performing stage for clothes and products made from these fabrics.
production : Ishimaru
building site : MATSUYA GINZA, Ginza, Tokyo
photo : Yuki Omori
website : http://www.nunoworks.com/