T+L Design Awards
Best Retail Space Reality Lab Issey Miyake, Tokyo
Designed by Tokujin Yoshioka
Tasked with showcasing the work of a group of young in-house designers for Issey Miyake known as the Reality Lab, Tokujin Yoshioka has succeeded in creating an interior that is as innovative as the work on display. The space is influenced, in part, by the fact that Yoshioka formerly designed accessories for the brand and is a longtime collaborator of Miyake’s. Clinically smooth, pale walls and aluminum bands in bright blue and green contrast with rough concrete, referencing the science and artistry that fuel any lab. Like 3-D expressions of a physics problem, steel display stands and tables strike cantilevered poses. A long, low, blue display shelf allows the In Ei Issey Miyake collection of collapsible paper lamps to strut the runway like the supermodels of lighting that they are. isseymiyake.com.