Special fixtures were created for the exhibition space at SHAKOBA, a contemporary social space run by ReBITA. SHAKOBA is a community space with a restaurant hall and rental space located in the Atré Takeshiba building, which is also home to the Shiki Theatre Company. For this occasion, we received a request to create fixtures for a special exhibition held in the unique space which would be turned into a gallery. Since the space is typically used as an hourly rental space, construction on the existing walls was not possible and the space had to be easily adjustable so that it could be restored to its original state at any point. In addition, since many of the staff members were women, they requested the fixtures be lightweight and easy for anyone to move. For these reasons, the design focused on thin fixtures with caster wheels. Additionally, on one occasion we had the opportunity to take the work outside to an external passage adjacent to the space. The very act seemed to create a connection between the exhibition space and the outside world. Just beyond the passage was a seaside plaza inciting a feeling of inspiration to continue to create further connections that go beyond various spaces.
TITLE SHAKOBAGALLERY/01 “A plaza where you can meet more people” USE Exibition of work SITE 1-10-45 Kaigan,Minato-ku,Tokyo-to,Japan OPEN 28th March 2021 ～ 25th April 2021 MATERIAL zinc plating,resin(round table),vinyl leather(sofa seat) CLIENT ReBITA inc. ARTIST Fukito Kikuchi DESIGNER Takuya Yamamoto PRODUCTION studio HOHO PHOTOGRAPH Tomoko Rikimaru