Martagon by
Reiichi Ikeda

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Martagon by Reiichi Ikeda

Japanese designer Reiichi Ikeda has built a wire mesh box in the middle of a fashion boutique in Osaka.

Martagon by Reiichi Ikeda

Chain-link fencing has been used for the walls of the box, which is separated into three parts and connected by rounded doorways.

Martagon by Reiichi Ikeda

Clothes rails have been positioned against the bare brick walls of the Martagon boutique and wood has been used for the counter and shelving.

Martagon by Reiichi Ikeda

Outside, a balcony made of chain-link fencing surrounds the shop window and the wooden entrance door.

Martagon by Reiichi Ikeda

Earlier today we featured another Osaka shop designed by Ikeda with a wooden house inside it.

Martagon by Reiichi Ikeda

Have a look at our Pinterest board of shops featured on Dezeen.

Martagon by Reiichi Ikeda

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Martagon by Reiichi Ikeda

Photographs are by Yoshiro Masuda.

Here's some more information from the designer:


Design concept:
This is an interior design for a specialty boutique in Osaka, Japan. The owner has their own world view and wants to share it with others that people should enjoy various fashion regardless of rules and genres, just like going off on adventures.

Martagon by Reiichi Ikeda

I constructed a design concept out of the keywords, going off on adventures, and designed a boutique where you can freely walk around as in going around the globe. I considered partitions as what can connect areas to each other, and I controlled the number of areas by using them in this space with too much good visibility.

Martagon by Reiichi Ikeda

The use of the undecorated chain-link fence is very clear, and can be a special element to differentiate the areas. The unique space gives you curiosity and a sense of anticipation as an adventure does.

Martagon by Reiichi Ikeda

Project Name: Martagon
Use: Clothing store
Location: 1F SOLEIL Minami-Horie, 1-15-10, Minami-Horie, Nishi-ku, Osaka-city, Osaka, Japan 550-0015
Store floor area: 66 sq m
Completion of construction: Mar 16, 2012
Interior Designer: Reiichi Ikeda
Photographer: Yoshiro Masuda

  • http://mydecoreview.blogspot.co.uk mydecoreview

    What is the purpose of using chain link fencing?

  • Matthew

    Exact copy of Louise Bourgeois?

  • http://debbielawson.com Debbie Lawson

    It's a bit too Silence of the Lambs for me