Sinato: Retail Interiors by Chikara Ohno

Sinato: Retail Interiors by Chikara Ohno

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Sarah Coffey
Mar 2, 2011

Chikara Ohno — director of Tokyo-based architecture and interiors firm Sinato — is not a minimalist, but his spaces are simple. Rather than decorating with a lot of color and pattern, he uses light and shadow to "sculpt" spaces into unfamiliar environments that imprint themselves on one's memory. It's an interesting approach to design that warrants a close look.

Best known for his retail interiors, Ohno stormed the blogoshpere a couple of years ago when his design for the Patrick Cox store in Tokyo appeared on Contemporist and a bunch of other blogs. I.D. Magazine described him as a "confident and impressively original" innovator, and his work continuously shows up on "best of" lists for retail design. To see more of his work, check out Sinato's online portfolio.

SHOWN ABOVE
• Rolls, Diesel Denim Gallery — Tokyo
• Duras — Dubai
• Patrick Cox — Tokyo
• ABC Cooking Studio — Nagoya
• Duras — Funabashi

MORE INFORMATION: Sinato.jp

Photos: Sinato.jp

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