Banks Journal is a retail store that draws on the minimalism of Japanese craft, the laid-back styling of Byron Bay surf culture, and the urban energy of Los Angeles.
Brought on by Banks Journal to create a memorable environment, West of West designed a clean and minimal space for the brand's first retail showroom located in Downtown Los Angeles.
The studio sought to create volume within the tall retail space, situated in the shell of a historic industrial building.
Divided into a shopping area, changing rooms and benches, the catalyst for the interior shape is a lattice ceiling installation made of 1,000 linear-feet of wood, a nod to Japanese woodworking traditions that influenced mid-century Californian design.
Designer: West of West
Project: Banks Journal