27 Apr 2012 • Installation
A site-specific installation at Tokyo's new Dover Street Market Ginza resembles an inverted, organic wooden cave.
‘The watery energy of this wooden sea is composed of thousands of wooden planks fit together to form a harmonious and imperfect scaly skin,’ says its designer Paul Coudamy. ‘Its jagged curves spread and grow on the ceiling in an uncertain explosion.’
Made of 9715 wooden panels, the Fantastique Canopée (or Wonderful Canopy) is rooted at two columns on either side of the space, separated by the escalator's glass panels. As the wooden planks fan outwards, they strive to meet with one another and eventually clash.
‘It accidentally and randomly scatters across the space to break the stands' limits,' Coudamy says. The project is one of several installations filling the new DSM Ginza shop, whose overall design concept was realized by Comme des Garcons’ Rey Kawabuko.
Photos courtesy Billy Poh & Paul Coudamy.
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