• Aesop Nihonbashi 01
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  • Aesop Nihonbashi 06


The bridge of “Nihonbashi” was completed in 1603. Since its completion in the Edo era, this place was considered the “starting point” of transportation in Japan, and the center of various city functions such as finance, culture, logistics and information. !e material itself has shifted from wood to stone, and now with an artificial highway structure above, Nihonbashi the bridge, has changed its looks though still stands as a symbol of integration of the ever changing surrounding environments in this area. !rough this store we aim to portray the centrality and a gradation of the history of Nihonbashi and the area. By situating each volume surround the center point of the store, we were able to design a simple but conceptual atmosphere. Our goal was to overlap the characteristics of this city and the world of Aesop, by the functions and products given to each volume.

Client: Aesop
Type of Project: Interior
Use: Shop
Period: Apr 2017 – Sep 2018
Floor Area: 42.93m2
Location: Tokto, Japan
Design: Koichi Futatsumata, Yuki Onita(CASE-REAL)
Construction: &S co.,ltd
Lighting Plan: BRANCH LIGHTING DESIGN (Tatsuki Nakamura)
Photo: Courtesy of Aesop

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