Comme des Garçons

Comme des Garçons, Tokyo, Japan, Future Systems | Rei Kawakubo
Construction year: 1998
Address: 5 Chome-2-1 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku | TOKYO | Japan
Latitude/Longitude: 35.6641496, 139.713833

The concept and interiors of this small, simple, and clean perfume shop in Paris were designed by Kawakubo, who created the Japanese fashion label of the same name. Elements of the interior are reminiscent of those in the fashion brand’s latest shops in Tokyo and New York, also designed by the same consultants. Future Systems created a glass veil that moves from translucency to transparency, through the use of a pink-graded film between two layers of laminated glass, which lays over the stone facade. This creates a warm pink glow that warms the austerity of the interior. The interior space is filled with a gently curving, white, enameled, steel shelf that holds the five perfumes for sale. Mirrored display stands, stark and rectangular, present a few related items.

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