Powershop

New Japanese Retail Design

‘An absolute must for everyone involved in retail design and store concepts.’

Nowhere in the world does the interior design of a shop influence sales as it does in Japan. Retailers spare no trouble or expense when planning and realising the design or renovation of their premises. A particularly trendsetting sector is the world of fashion. If a few months pass and the interior fails to produce the desired commercial success, the refurbishment game starts all over again. In Japan, retail design is a highly developed branch of interior architecture.

PowerShop presents the best and most recent retail designs by 10 Japanese interior architects, each of whom agreed to a personal interview. Shops and showrooms created for established names like Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto and Nissan share centre stage with numerous smaller, cutting-edge boutiques. In-depth reviews of more than 46 projects are complemented by full-shot and close-up photographs. And that’s just a tip of the iceberg. PowerShop is designed by Frame’s art director Roelof Mulder; has a hardcover with a red foil print, and consists of 228 pages of visual experiences.

PowerShop exists of portraits and portfolios of the following Japanese design firms:

  • AZB
  • Curiosity
  • EXIT Metal Work Supply
  • Fumita Design Office
  • Yasuo Kondo Design Office
  • Out.Design
  • SEI
  • WonderWall
  • Hideo Yasui Atelier
  • Tokujin Yoshioka Design

Publication Details

  • 2002
  • Frame Publishers
  • Edited by Carolien van Tilburg
  • English
  • 224 pages / Approx. 200 colour illustrations / Hardcover
  • 230 x297 mm
  • ISBN 978-90-806445-3-3