Renowned for her eclectic use of colour, French architect Emmanuelle Moureaux launched the first of her 100 Colors series in the Shinjuku Mitsui Building in Tokyo as part of the 2013 Shinjuku Creators Festa.
Taking inspiration from the multiple layers and hues in the city of Tokyo, Moureaux developed her design concept ‘Shikiri’, which means dividing and creating spaces using colours. 840 papers – selected from the Japanese paper manufacturer Takeo – are hung from the ceiling creating a volume of suspended tints and shades. Beanbags placed beneath the installation invite visitors to immerse themselves in the space.
On the rear wall 100 round circles highlight all the colours in the installation. Visitors place a sticker next to their favourite to illustrate trends. 100 Colors is the launch exhibition of a series, which Moureaux plans to feature in different cities around the world.
Photos Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners