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Made of wood from Hinohara Village, Tokyo. Fixtures for Lumine Tachikawa store and event.

A joint development project between Tokyo Chainsaw's, a company that nurtures, utilizes, and delivers beautiful forests in Hinohara Village, Tokyo, and SOLO, a space and furniture design company, and the client, Lumine Tachikawa Store.

Lumine Tachikawa Store is directly connected to Tachikawa Station. The fixtures are used in various locations, such as by the concourse. Jewelry, bags, Japanese and Western confectionery. .... What kind of fixtures attract a variety of products and make both sellers and customers feel good?



First, to get a realistic image, Yuki Muraoka, designer of SOLO, went to Tokyo Chainsaw's

to see the trees. Mr. Naoki Yoshida and Ms. Mari Shamoto of Tokyo Chainsaw's carefully explained the origin of the trees here, their types, and sizes that are easy to distribute.



What M. Muraoka felt when he visited the Lumine Tachikawa store was the careful quality of the sales floor.

In Hinohara Village, he felt the freshness of the materials.



Here is the idea that came out of the blend in her head: a 1/10 scale model.

The material is cedar. At first glance, it looks like nothing special.



However, upon closer inspection...

The opening on the back side is slightly closed on both sides.

This is a consideration to hide and show what is inside as much as possible, since you will be storing miscellaneous items such as cardboard boxes.




Another distinctive feature is the delivery of the edges.


Usually, when trying to make a box out of boards, the thickness of the boards will be visible on the sides of the box.

In craftsman's terminology, this kind of delivery is referred to as "making the board win or lose.

In this case, however, Ms. Muraoka does not want to "win or lose.

He does not want the fixtures, which are viewed from various angles and used in combination, to have a directionality.





Therefore, why not cut the thickness of the board at a 45-degree angle and join the wood ends together, a so-called "tome" process? However, solid wood inevitably moves due to the moisture content in the air. Therefore

If the boards are joined exactly together, defects will occur.

Therefore, to allow the wood to move, a small gap was left between the boards.

If I had to call it that, I would call it a "watermark fastening"...?





Ms. Muraoka changes the day and checks the impression of the object many times. She details the product while simultaneously considering the usability of the user and the ease of production for the creator.


We asked Tokyo Chainsaw's woodworking studio to make partial prototypes of "Kachi-make" and "Sukashi-dome", and

We brought them to Lumine Tachikawa and had Shohei Nishimura and Yumi Suzuki take a look at them.


ルミネ 立川店さんにお持ちして、西村祥平さん・鈴木結実さんに見ていただいた。

「透かし留め」の方が洗練された印象ですね! と。

Mr. Kazuma Takahashi of Tokyo Chainsaws often stands on the sales floor at events.

His frank opinions about actual operation and usability were very helpful.

I think we were able to make a good plan through drawings, models, and partial prototypes.

Next, we will finally move on to the main production...! (to be continued)





Material: Japanese cedar / Hinohara-mura, Tokyo

Planning: Syohei Nishimura and Yumi Suzuki, Lumine Tachikawa Store

    Mari Shamoto, Kazuma Takahashi, Naoki Yoshida, Tokyo Chainsaw's Co.

    Azusa Jin, SOLO Ltd.

Design: Yuki Muraoka, SOLO Ltd.

Text: Azusa Jin, SOLO Ltd.

素材:杉 / 東京都檜原村産

企画:株式会社ルミネ 立川店 西村祥平・鈴木結実

   株式会社東京チェンソーズ 社本真里・高橋和馬・吉田尚樹

   有限会社SOLO 神 梓

デザイン:有限会社SOLO 村岡侑季

テキスト:有限会社SOLO 神 梓


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