Tokyo firm Schemata Architects has created an expandable changing room inside furniture made from shipping crates in this Paris boutique (+ slideshow).
Large wooden packing crates have been customised into display units for clothes and accessories. One of the crates has been made into a fitting room for the store and features a zip-up cocoon of sponge material on the front to provide additional room.
Shelves, clothing racks and hanging rails are made of wood and the tops of display tables are made of sponge.
"Unlike conventional hard display tables, these softer display tables give a soft and soothing touch, instead of pressing pain in the stomach when a customer leans on them to take a close look at clothes," Watanabe told Dezeen.
The World Basics pop-up shop will be open until 21 September 2013.
Other retail projects that we've featured recently include a shop with shelves made from wooden chairs piled on top of one another and a fashion boutique in Brussels with cacti, gravel and a wooden bridge.
Photographs are by Kenta Hasegawa.
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