a new issey miyake store opens in kyoto

 

tokujin yoshioka has designed a new retail space for issey miyake‘s ‘a-poc able’ brand in kyoto, japan. opening today, (thursday, september 23), the clothing store connects innovation with tradition, combining a forward-looking interior with a quaint japanese townhouse exterior. 

tokujin yoshioka issey miyake store opens in kyoto
images courtesy of tokujin yoshioka

 

 

‘contrast of history and future’

 

to design the new store, tokujin yoshioka took inspiration from the a-poc able issey miyake brand, which focuses on ‘next-generation clothing’. the designer kept the interiors light and airy in contrast with the existing dark timber structure and inserted integrally molded aluminum fixtures to display carefully selected clothing pieces. 

 

‘like the manufacturing of issey miyake, which fuses technology with handcrafts, this space expresses the contrast of history and the future,’  says tokujin yoshioka.

tokujin yoshioka issey miyake store opens in kyoto
the new store occupies a roadside site in kyoto

tokujin yoshioka issey miyake store opens in kyoto
‘machiya’ is a traditional type of wooden townhouse found across japan

tokujin yoshioka issey miyake store opens in kyoto
the old timber structure contrasts with the new interiors

tokujin yoshioka-designed issey miyake store in kyoto connects innovation with tradition
items of clothing are carefully hung on aluminum fixtures

tokujin yoshioka-designed issey miyake store in kyoto connects innovation with tradition
‘this space expresses the contrast of history and the future’

 

 

project info:

 

name: a-poc able issey miyake / kyoto

location: 106 fukunagacho, sanjo-agaru, tominokoji-dori, nakagyo-ku, kyoto-shi, kyoto, japan

design: tokujin yoshioka

year: 2021