Habitat Antique by Facet Studio

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Habitat Antique by Facet Studio

Facet Studio have completed the interior of a vintage shop in Osaka, Japan, using cedarwood, rice paper and linen.

Habitat Antique by Facet Studio

Called Habitat Antique, layers of timber have been stacked to form pillars, with shelves slotted in between them to create display units.

Habitat Antique by Facet Studio

Photographs are by Tomohiro Sakashita.

Habitat Antique by Facet Studio

Here's a bit more information from the architects:


HABITAT ANTIQUE

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.

Habitat Antique by Facet Studio

Furthermore, it is also dependant on the location and era of collection that the objects possess their own individuality.

Habitat Antique by Facet Studio

The characteristic of this shop is that there is only one of each item, honouring their individuality.

Habitat Antique by Facet Studio

Timber is a living material. The section of this material records the passing of time in the form of growth rings.

Habitat Antique by Facet Studio

Also, the expression of the material is created by the different patterns formed by growth rings.

Habitat Antique by Facet Studio

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.

Habitat Antique by Facet Studio

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.

Habitat Antique by Facet Studio

PROJECT DATA

PROGRAM: Retail Fitout
LOCATION: Osaka, Japan
AREA: 25m2
MAIN MATERIAL: cedarwood, rice paper, linen fabric

Habitat Antique by Facet Studio

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  • Edwin

    Love the simplicity of it!
    Less IS more… :)
    Well done!

  • http://www.wix.com/c_chung/wld clarissa

    Love the linearity and wood! Two of my favorite elements.

  • Joe

    It's brilliant. Simply, clear and nice!!!

  • http://www.waqas4d.blogspot.com waqas

    So Nice Work