yellow glass bricks and louvers shape curiosity's labyrinthine concept store in osaka

yellow glass bricks and louvers shape curiosity's labyrinthine concept store in osaka

maison m-i-d 1985 bathes in hues of yellow

 

A composition of glass bricks and monolithic abstract volumes mark Curiosity’s newest novel concept store, maison m-i-d 1985 in Osaka, Japan. Housed within a luxury department store, the space laid out like a labyrinth redefines the brand’s identity with a lighthouse concept, infusing it with a vibrant, contemporary ambiance. The design narrative unfolds through a selection of yellow hues adorning various textures and surfaces, tailor-made for a cohesive finish of the project, delineating distinct zones based on the unique characteristics of the showcased collections.

yellow glass bricks and louvers shape curiosity's labyrinthine concept store in osaka
photography by Satoshi Shigeta

 

 

curiosity crafts a labyrinthine retail experience in osaka

 

Transparent partitions crafted from yellow glass bricks contribute to the spatial dynamics, reflecting and redirecting the layered essence of the store. Against this monochrome backdrop, the primarily black and white garments command attention of shoppers, as they explore the installation-like space. In a play of visual continuity, Tokyo-based studio Curiosity has clad the ceiling with louvers that mirror the pitched lines found on the glass-laid floor.

 

The organized arrangement of these lines not only establishes order but also imparts a visually striking yet harmonious impression. Further enhancing the rhythmic coherence of the space are transparent glass walls, soft tones in the floor tile hues, and metal louvers on the ceiling. A subtle, fresh yellow hue, diffused through latticed metal slats on the ceiling, bathes the entire store in a gentle, ambient glow.

yellow glass bricks and louvers shape curiosity's labyrinthine concept store in osaka
Curiosity completes maison m-i-d 1985 concept store in Osaka

yellow glass bricks and louvers shape curiosity's labyrinthine concept store in osaka
the design narrative unfolds through a selection of yellow hues adorning various textures and surfaces

yellow glass bricks and louvers shape curiosity's labyrinthine concept store in osaka
against this monochrome backdrop, primarily black and white garments command attention of shoppers

yellow glass bricks and louvers shape curiosity's labyrinthine concept store in osaka
spaces for relaxation and comfortable perusing are placed throughout the store

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transparent partitions reflect and redirect the layered essence of the store

yellow glass bricks and louvers shape curiosity's labyrinthine concept store in osaka
Curiosity has clad the ceiling with louvers that mirror the pitched lines found on the glass-laid floor

yellow glass bricks and louvers shape curiosity's labyrinthine concept store in osaka

 

 

project info:

 

name: maison m-i-d 1985

designer: Curiosity

location: Osaka, Japan

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