Makino Store

Makino Store Interior Design - Makino Trading 2012

Makino Store
Makino Store

As a distributor of homewares in Japan, Makino Trading asked Studio17 to design the interior…

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As a distributor of homewares in Japan, Makino Trading asked Studio17 to design the interior of their inaugural store in a popular Tokyo shopping district. The store would be across three levels, stocking an assortment of products for the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom.

The walls of the store were brought inwards, allowing cubby-hole shelves to be created for a seamless look. Concealed lighting illuminates these recesses, giving the products a sense of ‘occasion’.

Slab-like central islands continues the theme; with space for products to be displayed at different levels, whilst providing low down storage to ease the stores limited storage space. A bespoke cash desk incorporates a recess for customer shopping bags, and an elevated walnut gift-wrap surface. Ample bag and gift paper storage facilitates the Japanese love of beautifully gift wrapped products.

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As a distributor of homewares in Japan, Makino Trading asked Studio17 to design the interior of their inaugural store in a popular Tokyo shopping district. The store would be across three levels, stocking an assortment of products for the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom.

The walls of the store were brought inwards, allowing cubby-hole shelves to be created for a seamless look. Concealed lighting illuminates these recesses, giving the products a sense of ‘occasion’.

Slab-like central islands continues the theme; with space for products to be displayed at different levels, whilst providing low down storage to ease the stores limited storage space. A bespoke cash desk incorporates a recess for customer shopping bags, and an elevated walnut gift-wrap surface. Ample bag and gift paper storage facilitates the Japanese love of beautifully gift wrapped products.

Makino Store
Makino Store

The store is finished in white walls and islands, coupled with walnut flooring and detailing. Each floor was been colour coded on key walls to help define each level and product type. Coloured cubby-holes in the stairwell display a sample of products on the ascent to each floor, upon which you are greeted with a wall of colour.

Directional spot lights surround each island to create soft, pooled light, preventing each space from feeling stark, whilst retaining its simple, clean aesthetic.

The success of the store has led to the design theme being rolled out across new locations throughout Japan, and has provided the catalyst for new outlet locations across Tokyo.

Makino Store
Makino Store