Design studio Noma has designed Japanese fashion house Issey Miyake's flagship store in Osaka.
The flagship store is situated in the heart of Osaka, Japan, known as the "city surrounded by water," with an interior concept driven by storytelling that merges site heritage, craftsmanship and the spirit of the brand. Like Venice, Osaka is a city of canals that is shaped by water.
For the design, the studio envisioned Miyake's creativity gushing through one colossal conduit and then flowing through a series of re-contextualised pipes, soap-shaped forms and playful water-related design details throughout the store.
The store was produced in partnership with highly-skilled local steel craftsmen.
Project: Issey Miyake Semba