World Basics pop-up store
by Schemata Architects

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Tokyo firm Schemata Architects has created an expandable changing room inside furniture made from shipping crates in this Paris boutique (+ slideshow).

World Basics pop-up store by Schemata Architects

The furniture by Jo Nagasaka, Ryosuke Yamamoto and Miku Watanabe of Schemata Architects has been created for a pop-up World Basics fashion boutique at Merci in the French capital this month.

World Basics pop-up store by Schemata Architects

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.

World Basics pop-up store

Shelves, clothing racks and hanging rails are made of wood and the tops of display tables are made of sponge.

World Basics pop-up store by Schemata Architects

"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.

World Basics pop-up store by Schemata Architects

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.

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World Basics pop-up store by Schemata Architects

Photographs are by Kenta Hasegawa.