‘ichiro japan shop’ by torafu architects
all images by fuminari yoshitsugu
the ichiro japan shop 2012 is an exhibition space designed by japanese firm torafu architects. it has been developed to introduce the new catalog and furniture prototypes of ichiro, a japanese maker of decorative plywood.
installation view of the exhibition space with the torafu architect’s ‘koloro’ desk
the vision ichiro had for the space was one which emphasized in particular, the colors the company uses for their polyester plyboards. with this in mind, torafu decided to expand the layout of the catalog onto the walls resulting in something that resembles a large sample book. nooks were cut out of this surface, offering shelf-like openings in which to display colors as they appear on the inside surfaces of the furniture that is featured in the new catalog.
detail of ‘koloro’ desk
see designboom’s article on the ‘koloro desk + stool by torafu architects
the exhibition was organized in such a way that the polyester plyboard would melt into the living space, the colors picked-up from the sample book permeating into the furniture pieces.
the walls offer shelf-like openings, displaying colors as they appear on the inside surfaces of the furniture that is featured in the new catalog
colors picked from the sample books permeate into the furniture