Joining brands“Mansaku” and “Salon de Kambayashi” of Kyoto, two brands rooted in Kyoto for over 450 years, the main objective was to create a refreshing and eye-catching new platform inside the open space of Heian-Shrine as part of 'Toni-Toni' Information and Shopping Centre for the traditional craft and aesthetics of Japanese-made products.
The spacious store gathers Japanese crafts such as hand-carved chopsticks, umbrellas and Uji Green tea. Cmyk used the framework of screens to differentiate retail and food, reserving open ceiling view.
As the client requested, to stand out to a wider spectrum of visitors, Cmyk created original graphic pattern, which is derived from patterned motif of chopsticks and raindrops. They added to the brand’s language by creating light fixtures from abstracted Chinese character for 'Tea', found in the logo. in construction, we focused our effort in up-cycling most wooden materials from local townhouses in Kyoto. The finishing touch is a collaboration with the graphics team for a fresh design that represents the aroma, shapes, layers and steam of Green Tea, dedicated to the strong identity special to Kyoto culture.