otsuka gofukuten kimono store design by yusuke seki
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feb 20, 2013
otsuka gofukuten kimono store design by yusuke seki


‘otsuka gofukuten kimono store design’ by yusuke seki
image © takumi ota 

 

 

located at the feet of the yasaka shrine in the gion district of kyoto, japan, the store front renovation
by tokyo-based designer yusuke seki takes a 70 year old building and transforms it to re-introduce
proper kimono shopping culture. the project proposes a three-step price system to allow new customers
to choose the suitable product, and to compare to other pre-existing traditional kimono store prices.
on the second floor, it opens up as a gallery space with an area dedicated for modern art and design
exhibitions. the main design concept integrates aspects from the past and introduces new
hand-crafted components.

 

the interior layout explores diachronic aspects such as materials, location, architecture and function
to translate and add value through its approach. white tiles from the original tofu store are kept intact –
expressing a characteristic aged effect from the historic edifice interior fabric.

 

 


interior
image © takumi ota

 

 


interior
image © takumi ota

 

 


interior
image © takumi ota

 

 


interior
image © takumi ota

 

 


interior
image © takumi ota

 

 


interior
image © takumi ota

 

 


facade
image © takumi ota

 

 


2nd floor
image © takumi ota

 

 


facade and yasaka shrine
image © takumi ota

 

 


original building before renovation

 

 


original building before renovation

 

 

project information:

 

art direction & design: yusuke seki

client: wakon
official website: otsuka gofukuten
brand direction: jun nakagawa  & yu yamada
location : kyoto, japan

 

 

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