TAIJI FUJIMORI ATELIER inc.|株式会社 藤森泰司アトリエ

ヤオコー本社ビル Yaoko Headquarters Office

Architectural designToyo Ito & Associates

Furniture designTAIJI FUJIMORI ATELIER / Taiji Fujimori, Aki Ishibashi

Furniture productionInoue Industries

Design year2018

LocationKawagoe, Saitama

PhotoMasaki Ogawa

Newly built head office of the Saitama prefecture based chain supermarket.
Taiji Fujimori Atelier designed the information counter, benches, cafeteria, test kitchens for sample tasting and product development sparsely set in the office. Our challenge was to bring out the character of materials, forming furniture with minimum process, and seeking for more primitive designs. In other words, we started from questioning the regular procedures for processing and assembling furniture that we normally go through because of costs or efficiency. As the result of such effort, the spiral bench in the entrance lobby was created by assembling laminated plywood in a zig-zag way, and the partitions in the cafeteria were made with thick MDF board that has fine slits on one side to bend, as if we just improvised the quadric surface.


Furniture, Product, Interior Design