Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten-gai by Yusuke Seki Design Studio
Yusuke Seki is a Tokyo-based interior designer who embraces simplicity and functionality whilst manipulating the environment around him to a parallel particular theme. His latest effort comes as a rejuvenation to the utensils shop Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten-gai. Working with a shop that is best known for curating a collection of local goods found all over Japan, Seki created a space where each shelf represents a different brand covering a variety of districts throughout Japan. Inspired by a centralized city marketplace, the acclaimed designer added electrical signboards to identify the divided spaces, as well as placed all of its fixtures in the middle of the room just as a market would be positioned in its city. Items on sale include utensils, furniture displays, socks, handkerchiefs and house hold products.