for Neil Barrett’s flagship store in Tokyo, Japan.
In close cooperation with Patrik Schumacher, she created a shop that shifts between architecture and sculpture, designed to parallel the same folding, pleating, cut- oud and fixed point design ethos utilized in the brand’s clothing of Neil Barrett’s fashion design.
The concept of the store plays with the dualism between male and female. This is echoed in the furniture design, through the language and quality of the materials that are used on both floors. The ground floor is more based on a ‘masculine and dynamic form’, while the first floor is more feminine, with ‘fluid contour lines’.
This interplay between male and female is followed through in the general aesthetic concept, setting the furniture piece with a white smooth Corian finish against the raw fair faced concrete surface of the rest of the space. This is further accentuated through the contrast in colour and finish of the white matt furniture finish against a black glossy floor.The final designs are shaped by 3D computer generated models. These are processed by the manufacturer using further software to thermoform the sheet Corian into the 3D designed surfaces. A series of these surfaces are fabricated with joints, ready to be assembled into larger sections on site.