torafu architects warm aesop grand front osaka with japanese cedar
 
torafu architects warm aesop grand front osaka with japanese cedar
jun 10, 2014

torafu architects warm aesop grand front osaka with japanese cedar

torafu architects warm aesop grand front osaka with japanese cedar
photo by takumi ota

 

 

 

torafu architects have added another retail space for aesop to their portfolio following builds in shibuya, kawaramachi, tokyo and yokahama. the realization of the grand front osaka mall location for the australian skincare brand has seen the japanese firm transform an intimate 3.9 meter high and 7 meter square plane area with soft pink walls and bespoke japanese cedar consultation and point-of-sale counters; the squared logs of varying lengths punctuating aptly placed sinks, bringing a sense of rhythm to the interior. contrasting the warmth of the wood fixtures is the installation of black steel shelving that visual frames the stores, acting as a bridge between the built-in storage components and columns, making the line-ups of aesop products stand out.

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squared japanese cedar logs form the consultation and point-of-sales counters
photo by takumi ota

 

torafu architects aesop osaka
black steel shelves act as bridges between the walls and columns of the space
photo by takumi ota

 

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the japanese cedar brings warmth to the interior
photo by takumi ota

 

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the logs of varying lengths bring a sense of rhythm to the space
photo by takumi ota

 

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light pink walls contrast the materials employed
photo by takumi ota

 

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general view of the consultation counter
photo by takumi ota

 

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front view of the point-of-sales counter
photo by takumi ota

 

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one enters the retail space through a glass façade
photo by takumi ota

 

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store front view
photo by takumi ota

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