Pleats Please Issey Miyake/Aoyama
by Tokujin Yoshioka

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

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

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Here's some more information from Yoshioka:

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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  • 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…!

  • http://www.protocolsnow.com Protocol Snow

    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.

  • ALEEN

    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