French Architect Brings Brilliant Color to Tokyo

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August 19, 2014
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  Paper installation (2013) For an installation for the Japanese paper manufacturer Takeo, architect Emmanuelle Moureaux suspended 840 pieces of paper in a spectrum of 100 colors.  Courtesy of Daisuke Shima/Nacasa & Partners.

    Paper installation (2013)

    For an installation for the Japanese paper manufacturer Takeo, architect Emmanuelle Moureaux suspended 840 pieces of paper in a spectrum of 100 colors.

    Courtesy of Daisuke Shima/Nacasa & Partners.
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  Sugamo Shinkin Bank, Tokiwadai Branch (2010) One of the four Tokyo branches Moureaux has designed for Sugamo Shinkin Bank sports 14 colorful window boxes punched into the facade.    Courtesy of Daisuke Shima/Nacasa & Partners.

    Sugamo Shinkin Bank, Tokiwadai Branch (2010)

    One of the four Tokyo branches Moureaux has designed for Sugamo Shinkin Bank sports 14 colorful window boxes punched into the facade.  

    Courtesy of Daisuke Shima/Nacasa & Partners.
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  Issey Miyake, Bloom Bloom Bloom (2013) Moureaux designed a colorful installation for two Issey Miyake shops in Tokyo in 2013. Sculptural "flowers" in bright neons gave the shop floor a dynamic energy to celebrate the launch a new collection by the Japanese fashion brand.  Courtesy of Daisuke Shima/Nacasa & Partners.

    Issey Miyake, Bloom Bloom Bloom (2013)

    Moureaux designed a colorful installation for two Issey Miyake shops in Tokyo in 2013. Sculptural "flowers" in bright neons gave the shop floor a dynamic energy to celebrate the launch a new collection by the Japanese fashion brand.

    Courtesy of Daisuke Shima/Nacasa & Partners.
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  Mille-Feuille storage series (2013) Layers of lacquered MDF in a rainbow-bright shades make up these playful cabinets, designed by Moureaux for Schönbuch.     Courtesy of Schönbuch.

    Mille-Feuille storage series (2013)

    Layers of lacquered MDF in a rainbow-bright shades make up these playful cabinets, designed by Moureaux for Schönbuch. 

     

    Courtesy of Schönbuch.
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  Paper Game Center (2013) A pop-up installation for the Shinjuku Creators Festa in Tokyo invited visitors to play a number of designer-created games using paper from Takeo. Moureaux suspended 840 pieces of paper in a spectrum of 100 colors.  Courtesy of Daisuke Shima/Nacasa & Partners.

    Paper Game Center (2013)

    A pop-up installation for the Shinjuku Creators Festa in Tokyo invited visitors to play a number of designer-created games using paper from Takeo. Moureaux suspended 840 pieces of paper in a spectrum of 100 colors.

    Courtesy of Daisuke Shima/Nacasa & Partners.
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  Shibafu table (2010) This whimsical table is made up of 56 acrylic sticks, embedded into a piece of transparent acrylic.  Courtesy of Hideki Tanaka.

    Shibafu table (2010)

    This whimsical table is made up of 56 acrylic sticks, embedded into a piece of transparent acrylic.

    Courtesy of Hideki Tanaka.
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  Sugamo Shinkin Bank, Ekoda Branch (2012) Another branch of the Sugamo Shinkin Bank features 29 tall exterior poles and 19 in the entryway, blurring the boundary between indoors and outdoors.  Courtesy of Daisuke Shima/Nacasa & Partners.

    Sugamo Shinkin Bank, Ekoda Branch (2012)

    Another branch of the Sugamo Shinkin Bank features 29 tall exterior poles and 19 in the entryway, blurring the boundary between indoors and outdoors.

    Courtesy of Daisuke Shima/Nacasa & Partners.
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  Tenukore (2010) These bright textiles are a modern take on traditional Japanese "tenugui" handkerchiefs.

    Tenukore (2010)

    These bright textiles are a modern take on traditional Japanese "tenugui" handkerchiefs.

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  Uniqlo installation (2014) For this colorful concept that took over 51 Uniqlo stores, starting with the brand's flagship in Ginza, Moureaux hung rows of paper strangs so that they would pick up passing breezes.  Courtesy of Daisuke Shima/Nacasa & Partners.

    Uniqlo installation (2014)

    For this colorful concept that took over 51 Uniqlo stores, starting with the brand's flagship in Ginza, Moureaux hung rows of paper strangs so that they would pick up passing breezes.

    Courtesy of Daisuke Shima/Nacasa & Partners.
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  Zoff store (2013) Modular wooden blocks with colorful accents brighten up this glasses shop in Saitama.  Courtesy of Daisuke Shima/Nacasa & Partners.

    Zoff store (2013)

    Modular wooden blocks with colorful accents brighten up this glasses shop in Saitama.

    Courtesy of Daisuke Shima/Nacasa & Partners.
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