Patrick Cox shop / Sinato

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Architects: Sinato – Chikara Ohno
Location: Tokyo,
Use: Shop
Project year: 2009
Constructed area: 79 sqm
Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano

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The interior design of Patrick Cox shop who sells bags, leather goods and accessories.

The shop is in a 17-story building Tokyo’s fashion-centric Aoyama district and it is only a few steps inside the building’s main entrance. The important point of this shop seemed to be lighting. The products can shine and get a better look if the light source is close by, not shining down from the ceiling.

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So I positioned each of cylindrical steel pendant fixtures directly over a corresponding display pedestal. These fixtures provide most of the lighting in the space without the lighting from the ceiling.

As a result, this space gets unique conditions such as “dark in above and well-lighted in below”. The gradation of the wall is a promotion of it and at the same time, the pendant fixtures cut the void and shape the space.

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Pathways in the shop seem to meander beneath a canopy formed by the largest of the drum shades.

Cite: "Patrick Cox shop / Sinato" 03 Sep 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 21 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=33739>
  • http://twitter.com/deruedas/status/3731305260 DANIEL RUEDA

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  • jw

    the execution is quite powerful. I don’t know if it would seem heavy if i actually walked through. love the visual relationship of the gradient walls with the lighting fixtures. what are they made out of by the way?— a coated metal?

  • http://www.ft3arc.com Finas

    Interesting indeed, but maybe a little too much. I feel like the concept may have gotten a little out of hand in a space that doesn’t seem to have that much room and volume. Otherwise, the execution is clear and concise.

  • http://deleted 鱼鱼

    just like someting

  • http://twitter.com/allwhitedesign/status/3736342145 Yoav Ickowicz

    Patrick Cox shop / Sinato: http://bit.ly/1drYP

  • http://twitter.com/kungarchitect/status/3760819634 Gosia Kung, AIA

    Good solutions usually don’t cost more than the bad ones; and often less than the everage. http://bit.ly/4EsKK0

  • http://twitter.com/homeworkshop/status/3793393713 Kathy Barlow

    Sinato’s design for Patrick Cox’s shop, Tokyo. Striking, lit pedestals http://tinyurl.com/mskqat (via NotCot, Arch Daily)

  • john wayne

    welcome to planet Krypton… been long time since i saw that scenography

  • http://twitter.com/m4qbul/status/3814151637 Maqbul

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  • http://twitter.com/kiyoshipdx/status/4621561007 Kiyoshi

    Sinato’s design for Patrick Cox’s shop in Tokyo. http://bit.ly/OgRAd

  • http://twitter.com/martintokyo/status/4621613200 Martin

    Great design RT @KiyoshiPDX: Sinato’s design for Patrick Cox’s shop in Tokyo. http://bit.ly/OgRAd