Articles tagged Japan

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Openings: Kenzo in NYC, Louis Vuitton in Rotterdam, Uniqlo in Tokyo and more

Now that markets are beginning to reopen, new retail spaces are beginning to emerge in cities all over the world.

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Why Emmanuelle Moureaux uses colour as a spatial principle

Tokyo – Interviewed for our publication One Artist, One Material, artist, architect and designer Emmanuelle Moureaux makes colour her only medium.

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Here’s what restaurants navigating the COVID-19 crisis can learn from Japanese hospitality spaces

Matsuya Art Works / KTX archiLAB shares examples of different types of spatial solutions that may aid designers looking to rethink restaurants in a safer way.

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Openings: ease back into hospitality spaces with these venues from Kyoto to Kazakhstan

After months of restaurants, hotels, cafes and bars being at a stand-still, new openings designed by Curiosity, Roar, Kengo Kuma and more are a silver lining.

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‘Being told something is impossible can be the shortest way to get a project going,’ thinks Tokujin Yoshioka

Just over 50 years of age, Tokujin Yoshioka reflects on a life dedicated to producing poetic designs in our publication What I’ve Learned: 28 Creatives Share Career-defining Insights.

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Struggling with product display ideas? Let Tokyo’s Majimaya confectionery tool shop inspire you

Tokyo – Kamitopen executed a store redesign for the 74-year-old retailer, showcasing 3,000 different types of its most iconic product – wooden moulds.

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Best Of: multi-generational homes showcasing integrated living

Here are four houses from Amsterdam to Tokyo that use spatial design to help different generations live together long term.

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DDAA brings Danish and Japanese design culture under one roof for Bang & Olufsen’s Tokyo flagship

Tokyo – Interior symbols of the Scandinavian brand’s heritage and the history of the 1960 Ginza site serve to create a living-room-like space for customers to feel at home in.

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The conversation pit is back – this time, with an upgrade for the digital age

Tokyo – I In’s design of a new office for Mitsui Fudosan in Tokyo teams a comfortable sunken seating area with a reality-blurring digital backdrop to ‘symbolize the future’.

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Forget the library: a Japanese medical university upgrades the study experience

Kani, Japan – At the Faculty of Pharmacy in the Gifu University of Medical Science, Yoshihiro Kato Atelier created a series of vibrant plywood booths for students.

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Retail is going phygital. This Curiosity-designed Tokyo store leads the way

Tokyo – Winner of our Best Use of Digital Technology award this year, the Japanese capital’s Hipanda store uses AR to seamlessly marry the physical and digital realms.

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Why is this sushi restaurant by DDAA so special? It’s an ‘art installation – a ritual almost’

Tokyo – The precision and personality of a members-only Tokyo eatery was lauded across the board by the Frame Awards 2020 jury.

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