Papabubble Candy Shop by Yusuke Seki
In his design of the interior for the new Papabubble Candy Shop in Shibuya, Tokyo, japanese architect Yusuke Seki sought to create a dynamic retail and exhibition space that would mirror the constant activity and changing atmosphere of the store.
The Papabubble storefronts not only sell handmade candy but also serve as exhibition space for its production. With a kitchen largely open to the rest of the store, the shops invite visitors to watch the ‘caramel artisans’ at work creating candy flowers, jewelry, or tiny fruit slices.
Seki’s interior provides for an entire wall of the space to be devoted to the creation of the candies. In the rest of the shop, antique and repurposed furniture is assembled within the existing building frame to organize the vendables.
While the storefront is relatively small, Seki aimed through the placement of free-standing tables and the use of shelves and drawers to create a dynamic space for visitors to explore. Because candy is constantly being made in the open kitchen, the different parts of the space showcase not only different colours and perspectives but also scents and sounds.
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