TORAFU ARCHITECTS designs kiosk-style inspired retail FREITAG store in osaka
 

TORAFU ARCHITECTS designs kiosk-style inspired retail FREITAG store in osaka

TORAFU ARCHITECTS’ latest design in japan is a retail interior project for FREITAG store located in osaka. the outfitter shop sells colorful messenger bags and accessories made out of recycled truck tarpaulins, bicycle inner tubes, and used car seat belts. for the street front-located store’s 25th anniversary, the design team has been asked to plan the interior space maximizing the 65 m2 area to store 1200 one-of-a-kind bags.


TORAFU ARCHITECTS’ latest design in japan is a retail interior project for FREITAG store located in osaka
all images by daici ano

 

 

based on a ‘kiosk’ style inspiration, which densely displays products in limited space, japanese based firm TORAFU ARCHITECTS has planned to locate a u-shaped counter at the center of the store. this counter is composed of a steel cabinet and cedar wood top recycled from thinned woods. above the counter, the design team hangs a screen made of the same truck tarpaulins used for FREITAG’s bag. when the store opens, the screen is opened like kiosk’s awning. when the store is closed, the screen is closed showing printed FREITAG’s logo to the outside of the store. on the left and right side of the walls, TORAFU has used full height for locating ‘V30’ which is the brand’s original shelf. on the rear wall of the store, perforated steel panels are placed to enable the elevation for various visual displays.


the outfitter shop sells colorful messenger bags and accessories

 

 

for the ceiling, after cleaning the existing concrete surface, TORAFU ARCHITECTS hangs factory lighting. for the floor, the design team has just polished the existing concrete floor. this kind of treatment for the existing surface has been performed for the ginza and shibuya located stores. TORAFU thinks it provides not only industrial atmosphere, but also the contrast with the new furniture.


above the counter, the design team hangs a screen made of the same truck tarpaulins used for FREITAG’s bag


when the store opens, the screen is opened like kiosk’s awning


based on a ‘kiosk’ style inspiration, which densely displays products in limited space


TORAFU ARCHITECTS has planned to locate a u-shaped counter at the center of the store


on the left and right side of the walls, TORAFU has used full height for locating the brand’s original shelf


on the rear wall, perforated steel panels are placed to enable the elevation for various visual displays


the design team plans the interior space maximizing the 65 m2 area to store 1200 one-of-a-kind bags


TORAFU thinks it provides not only industrial atmosphere, but also the contrast with the new furniture

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