Kien

Kien

Architect
Koyori
Location
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Shops
Junichi Usui

Kien

Koyori as Architects

This was an interior design of a merchant house in central Kyoto for Kien, a shop that upcycles kimonos that are no longer used to breathe new life into them as dresses.

photo_credit Junichi Usui
Junichi Usui
photo_credit Junichi Usui
Junichi Usui

The in-fill of the merchant house, which had been renovated many times, lost the original attraction of the building and ran contrary to the brand’s concept.
We peeled off the outer layers that had been slathered on unthinkingly and reconstructed it so that the original quality of the building and the newly added interior would align closely with the brand concept.
We suggest that we gave it a sense of continuing to exist in this space, rather than merely restoring it to the form it had before.

photo_credit Junichi Usui
Junichi Usui

Team:

Architects: Koyori

Photographer: Junichi Usui

photo_credit Junichi Usui
Junichi Usui

Materials used:

Down light: Modulex inc.
Kurotani washi (Japanese paper): Wataru Hatano 
Original hanger rack: Bowl Pond Platz 
Original table: Souboucraft
Kutsunugistone: Keisuke Sato

photo_credit Junichi Usui
Junichi Usui
photo_credit Junichi Usui
Junichi Usui
Project Credits
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Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrand
Down lightModuleX Inc.
TableSouboucraft
Product Spec Sheet
Down light
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