Facet Studio have completed the interior of a vintage shop in Osaka, Japan, using cedarwood, rice paper and linen.
Called Habitat Antique, layers of timber have been stacked to form pillars, with shelves slotted in between them to create display units.
Photographs are by Tomohiro Sakashita.
Here’s a bit more information from the architects:
Located at a residential area in Japan is a small shop which sells antiques. “Antiques” are objects which are, different from manufactured products, becoming increasingly charming together with the passing of time.
Furthermore, it is also dependant on the location and era of collection that the objects possess their own individuality.
The characteristic of this shop is that there is only one of each item, honouring their individuality.
Timber is a living material. The section of this material records the passing of time in the form of growth rings.
Also, the expression of the material is created by the different patterns formed by growth rings.
In order to extract the charm of this material, we layered the sections of timber, to allow the timber sections to create the “pattern of time” for us.
To enjoy the charm of changing with time; to adore the expression of individualism… This material of timber calmly expresses the secrete pleasure of antique lovers.
PROGRAM: Retail Fitout
LOCATION: Osaka, Japan
MAIN MATERIAL: cedarwood, rice paper, linen fabric