Pleats Please Issey Miyake/Aoyama
by Tokujin Yoshioka



Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka has completed the refurbishment of Pleats Please Issey Miyake store in Aoyama, Tokyo.


The walls and ceiling are covered in recycled aluminium panels, originally developed as parts for cars.


Here's some more information from Yoshioka:


"PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE / AOYAMA" was reopened on 1 September, 2009.


This redesigning project has been carried out based on the conservation of interior, which I had designed before by using recycled aluminum material initially developed as an auto-part.


Issey Miyake's conception is to reincarnate the space as "PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE / AOYAMA" by conserving the existing space with recycled aluminum in order to have it transcend the time.


My proposal to his conception is to use a huge lighting wall.


The lighting wall serves to accentuate the nature of the material and interfuses modern technology and light.




Posted on Thursday September 3rd 2009 at 2:16 pm by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • peddro

    only to say… great!

  • Jad

    (yes, i was thinking where is the shop – it is across herzog & de meurons prada store….)
    Yoshioka’s design is amazing anyway, but if you see thespaces how it was before, it semms like, Yoshioka’s set if free! beautifully done!

  • Wybie

    simplicity is so awesome

  • Veron

    the contrast between clothes and space is amazing. love it!

  • vico

    it looks better on pictures than it really is, but it’s not very easy to be that close to prada store…!

  • This is a must visit!

  • *MIRTEC*

    word up…

  • rodger

    poor execution of the column wrapping fails this store concept.

  • neuhaus

    Issey Miyake stores has always been timeless and very restrained.
    This one is modern and minimal, not that much different than his stores from the 80’s, which is not a bad thing.

  • Sam

    I don’t like it. Looks like a bunker.


    i love old version of this shop, it have more detail, but for this version i love huge big light wall, i can imagine how it effective at night, it will catch your eye…………………….

  • Jhad

    Ilove it vere match