9 Department Store and Gallery by Case-Real

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9 Department Store and Gallery by Case-Real

This shop in Fukuoka, Japan, by Japanese designer Koichi Futatsumata of Case-Real can be converted into a gallery or party venue by rapidly dismantling the display stands. 

9 Department Store and Gallery by Case-Real

Called 9 Department Store and Gallery, the space is divided by wooden strand-board into an office and display space.

9 Department Store and Gallery by Case-Real

Stock is displayed on wheeled trolleys and shelves that can be easily dismantled, meaning the shop can be packed into the office quickly when the space is required for another function.

9 Department Store and Gallery by Case-Real

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9 Department Store and Gallery by Case-Real

Photographs are by Hiroshi Mizusaki.

9 Department Store and Gallery by Case-Real

Here's some more information from Case-Real:


9 DEPARTMENT STORE & GALLERY

"Adaptable ready-made rack" - Space design for fashion retailer.

9 Department Store and Gallery by Case-Real

The backspace can be used as an office, and the main space as a shop or a gallery.

9 Department Store and Gallery by Case-Real

The main floor space can also be adapted for occasions such as shows or parties. This is a suggestion from the owner.

9 Department Store and Gallery by Case-Real

Not to mention, it is indispensable that the lighting and the image equipment should be adaptable for occasions.

9 Department Store and Gallery by Case-Real

Additionally, since the main usage of the space is for retail, the key fixture is the display rack. Therefore, it was desirable to make the rack flexible.

9 Department Store and Gallery by Case-Real

Our solution was to use the inexpensive ready-made racks for factories or warehouses with additional appropriate processing.

9 Department Store and Gallery by Case-Real

The rack is suitable for various uses. It is easy to remove the ready-made shelves and the additional custom-made parts such as mirrors and hangers and you can store all the stuff in the space made in the back office in five minutes. This simplicity means minimum stress.

9 Department Store and Gallery by Case-Real

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Project name: 9 DEPARTMENT STORE & GALLERY
Design: Koichi Futatsumata (CASE-REAL http://www.casereal.com)
Client: Alohanine Co., Ltd
Principal use:  Store & Gallery
Site: Fukuoka, Japan
Completion : 2010
Photo: Hiroshi Mizusaki


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Posted on Monday, August 2nd, 2010 at 11:15 am by . See our copyright policy. Before commenting, please read our comments policy.

  • Dr Evil

    Wow, what an ingenious idea! Racking on castors! – creating two different spaces! Incredible! This scheme seems to have completely bypassed the usual Dezeen quality control/ interest feature completely. I don't like being negative, but this is neither impressive, interesting or particularly well executed- apart from the right angles that is, and if i'm being generous, the shade of green chosen…

  • Kelly

    I am really interested in store fit-outs and this one is great! I also like the H&M Home installs that were on the blog earlier by UXUS.

  • bernard

    So it's rearranging ready-made furniture in an empty room? I'm sorry but there is no way that this can be presented as design.

    • Tara

      It’s called interior design! And this design shows simplistic placement that provides shoppers with minimal distraction other than the objects for sale. I like it a lot. And that it’s easily able to be turned into a different space (like a gallery) really makes the place more versatile.

      • Dr Evil

        It is not interior design, because what bernard and I are both arguing here is that there is a complete lack of design here- and to say that movable furniture creates a flexible space is a very un critical method statement for what potentially could be a great project. Just because the shop displays can be wheeled away to make a so called gallery space do not mean a flexible space has been designed. There is a fundamental lack of design, ingenuity or even an interesting approach to what is certainly a potentially exciting brief. ie How do you design for a space that must perform in two completely different ways- but this scheme does it in a rather unimaginative way…

        • Dr Death

          Get over yourself Dr Evil. This has a a nice feel to it, even if it's only had a light touch in terms of both design approach and solution. Reappropriating materials or furniture is a valid approach – it may not technically be 'design', but it certainly fulfils a brief and still manages to get across a definite direction, subtle as it may be. Judging by the the stock it did'nt need a scheme that was designed within a inch of it's life. It may not be ground breaking but really does that matter if the end result works well and looks good? I like it – it's chilled and sophisticted.