Pleats Please Issey Miyake/Aoyama by Tokujin Yoshioka

Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka has completed the refurbishment of Pleats Please Issey Miyake store in Aoyama, Tokyo.

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The walls and ceiling are covered in recycled aluminium panels, originally developed as parts for cars.

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Here's some more information from Yoshioka:

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"PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE / AOYAMA" was reopened on 1 September, 2009.

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This redesigning project has been carried out based on the conservation of interior, which I had designed before by using recycled aluminum material initially developed as an auto-part.

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Issey Miyake's conception is to reincarnate the space as "PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE / AOYAMA" by conserving the existing space with recycled aluminum in order to have it transcend the time.

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My proposal to his conception is to use a huge lighting wall.

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The lighting wall serves to accentuate the nature of the material and interfuses modern technology and light.

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