[Overview] TAKAMI BRIDAL, a bridal company representing Japan aims to add value to the bridal scene with the new concept of THE DRAPE, a contemporary wedding store that balances high degrees of 'sophistication' and 'elegance'. From selected superior quality dresses to luxury wedding plans, THE DRAPE provides all needed services from within, all done in precise and well-thought fashion.
THE DRAPE is located in Shinsaibashi, a famous area known as a central shopping district for many flagship stores of luxury brands. The building has distinctive and stylish appearance with glass walls spanning all three floors. This appearance is a fitting representation for the sophisticated & luxurious image of THE DRAPE.
[Description of the design] Facade: wall-to-wall curtain inside the glass wall. The curtain is a ring-mesh fabric dyed in gold with elegant pleats, representing the ideal image of a bride - purity, delicacy and elegance.
Interior: the key colors are white and grey, accentuated with black and gold. The tiles and wooden flooring is made of glass embedded with elegant molding -all of these lending a simple yet sophisticated appeal.
To integrate: an antique chandelier in the entrance hall is designed by glass and lighting designer Maurius-Ernest Sabino in 1920 in France and a Crinoline chandelier from Baccarat in the staircase was released at Expositions universelles de Paris in 1900. The space is designed to integrate a sense of natural balance -for example the quiet silhouette under the arch and the pristine white walls.
Kimono area: the traditional Japanese wedding is a synonym for TAKAMI BRIDAL. It is designed to balance the traditional and the modern, endeavoring new values by fusing traditional crafts into furniture.
Connecting 'Kimono to Person', and 'Person to Person', a space formulated to transmute 'precious time' to 'eternal memory'.