note et silence, mint KOBE, Japan
Friday 04 Jan 2013
note et silence is a fashion boutique, which newly opened in Kobe, a port city in Kansai area.
The shop holds three original brands, which appeal to sophisticated women with a sense of humor and with a playful mind.
' Humour ' and ' Playfullness' were the key when we started this project, and we defined the shop as a stage, customers as actors / actresses, and the interior as a stage setting.
' Floating box'
Wall, Floor and Ceiling are the main elements to create a space. Based on the idea of ' Stage Setting', we aimed to create a versatile space and we made ' Wall ( = Box ), can be moved to a certain extent. If the box is placed near the entrance, it creates a corridor and the space becomes very aggressive atmosphere. If it is placed at the back of the shop, it creates a bigger area within the shop. With the effect of the box, the space can be configured for different scenes like a gallery.
Floor Area/Space: 82.36m2
Material / Finish:
Wall and Ceiling: Acrylic emulsion paint
Floor : mortar with clear paint
Cash counter: white urethane paint coating
Table etc : oak with urethane clear paint / brass aging paint.
Photography: Koichi Torimura