radial brass beams adorn the ceiling of a japanese store designed by curiosity

radial brass beams adorn the ceiling of a japanese store designed by curiosity

radial brass beams converging in the center of the space adorn the ceiling of the m-i-d store designed by curiosity in osaka, japan. located in the daimaru shinsaibashi department store, the designer’s sophisticated interiors boast stunning accents and a welcoming glow, luring visitors in. the intricacy and deliberate design decisions touch upon every surface and furnishing in the area, resulting in an elegant and cohesive retail space. free-standing stone partitions separate different areas of the store, and provide vertical references within the open floor-plan.


images © satoshi shigeta



curiosity’s unique configuration enables entering and observing the space from different angles. products are hidden in some views and appear from others, keeping a dynamic circulation through the stone surfaces. once at the center and following the radial walls and ceiling elements, the products displayed become visible at once.




the dramatic ceiling design illuminates the entire store in a soft, warm glow. the store’s simple material palette encompasses shades of soft grey textures complemented by the brass accents. the color of the collection and the brand’s aesthetic fits perfectly with the complex texture and soft tones of the selected stone. the back of the store has a more minimal surface, with a grey-painted smooth finish.




the metallic details reflect the shine and glamour of the store’s design. tables, displays surfaces, and hanging bars are all finished in the reflective material, adding another dimension to the interior’s materiality. the delicate balance between curiosity’s graphical architecture and the soft light create the perfect dialogue between the space and the brand.


radial brass beams adorn the ceiling of a japanese store designed by curiosity

radial brass beams adorn the ceiling of a japanese store designed by curiosity



project info:


project name: m-i-d store


architecture: curiosity

photography: satoshi shigeta

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