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Issue 60 - The Kitchen and Bathroom Issue

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The Kitchen and Bathroom Issue

HABITUS has always stood ahead of the rest with a dedicated Kitchen and Bathroom issue of exemplar standards. For issue 60 we have taken it up a notch with our Guest Editor the extraordinary, queen of kitchen design, Sarah-Jane Pyke of Arent&Pyke, speaking directly to Kitchen and Bathroom design with some increadable insights.

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The Hat Cloud of a Seibu Department Store
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The Hat Cloud of a Seibu Department Store

Japan

Nendo has redesigned a women’s hat store in Tokyo’s Shibuya district, creating a hat cloud.


Located on the second floor of the Seibu Shibuya department store in Tokyo, the hat cloud design is created though the placing of cylindrical structures irregularly throughout the space.

The store is located in a somewhat secluded area, and the hat cloud design makes the constraints of the uneven surfaces of the less noticeable. In fact, this allows for variation of the space within the immediate surroundings, turning the store into a welcoming, three-dimensional space.

The ceiling heights are varied according to each cylinder in the store, so as not to draw attention to the internal beams. Contrasting the overall store bearing the image of huge clouds, the individual hats have been displayed like small umbrellas. Previously, the store’s goods were displayed on shelves, however this umbrella style design is a more eye catching and fun design, to entice shoppers in.

The middle section of the space has been turned into a common seating area, with mirrored stools and tables, and pipes hanging from the ceiling. Hats randomly hooked on this pipes create a floating umbrella of hats.

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Nendo Hat Cloud - Habitus Living
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Nendo Hat Cloud - Habitus Living
Nendo Hat Cloud - Habitus Living
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Issue 60 - The Kitchen and Bathroom Issue

Issue 60

The Kitchen and Bathroom Issue

HABITUS has always stood ahead of the rest with a dedicated Kitchen and Bathroom issue of exemplar standards. For issue 60 we have taken it up a notch with our Guest Editor the extraordinary, queen of kitchen design, Sarah-Jane Pyke of Arent&Pyke, speaking directly to Kitchen and Bathroom design with some increadable insights.

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