Tokyo's Tokyo by Ryo Matsui Architects
Shelves at this Tokyo store by Ryo Matsui Architects look like comic books, complete with speech bubbles and motion lines (+ slideshow).
Named Tokyo's Tokyo, the store sells Manga and Anime magazines and products at a shopping centre in Shibuya.
The shelves swell out from the walls while display counters have surfaces that curve up towards the edges, resembling giant stacks of comic books strewn across the floor.
A platform with wavy wooden steps is located at the centre of the shop for use as seating.
We've previously featured designs for a comic book museum, which you can see here.
Here's some extra text from Ryo Matsui Architects:
We had designed the editorial shop “Tokyo’s Tokyo” that featured the theme of Manga and Anime. In this store, we not only treated the products which related Manga and Anime, but also aimed at the space that is penetrated with the culture and expression of Manga.
Site: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Client: Japan Airport Terminal Co. Ltd.
Principal Use: Shop
Total Floor Area: 171 sq m
Construction: NOMURA Co. Ltd
Design Period: 2011.09-2011.12
Construction Period: 2012.01-2012.03
Produce/Book Director: Yoshitaka Haba
Goods Select: Yu Yamada
Photo: Daici Ano