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HIDEN CURRY

Japanese Curry House

HIDEN Japanese Curry Lab is a Japanese curry store opened in the foodie hotspot of the Coal Drops Yard at Kings Cross.

TAKAGICAPERAN took a very simple approach to its space design, with the iconic colour of the Japanese curry dish – “yellow”, setting an optimised “Laboratory” kitchen staged in a clean and minimalistic environment. “Hiden” means a secret recipe in Japanese with attention to details and unknown blend of spices. Here, the simplistic yet crafted application of yellow colour throughout the space is integrating all functional aspects of the preparation process, further celebrating the passion of food and the staging of the product. A curry sample gallery to the side wall, from the Japanese art of “Shokuhin Sanpuru”, is the sole indication of the iconic dishes.

The yellow back wall & front counter house the few signages present in the store with magnetic menu letters and neon lighting logo at the top. The side areas share dining counters where customers can enjoy their meal, seating on stools especially designed by TAKAGICAPERAN for Hiden.

Graphic Design by Kaori Kuroda

Location : London

Completion : 2020

www.hidencurry.com

STARRY MART

Office & Showroom Design

New interior design for the VIP room in the headquarter of Starry Mart.

Location: UK

Completion : 2021

STARRY MART

Office & Showroom Design

New interior design for the entrance hall in the headquarter of Starry Mart.

Location: UK

Completion : 2021

SUSHI HEADS

Japanese Sushi Shop

TAKAGICAPERAN was commissioned to refurbish an independent Japanese sushi deli shop located in North London. The approach was to use plain raised grain pine as a feature material to translate the freshness and craftmenship behind the preparation of the traditional Japanese dish. The warm textured timber units are completed with black magnetic walls and a black feature back wall illustrating the world of Sushi Heads.

Wall illustration by Kana Tomono

Location : London

Completion : 2020

www.facebook.com/SushiHeads

RANDOR HOTEL

Coming soon

New hotel guestroom design concept for Randor Hotel Sapporo.

Location: Sapporo, Japan

HÔTEL DE LA PLAGE

Coming soon

First project developped with our colleagues at MÀT.

New extension and full refurbishment of L’Hôtel de la Plage, sole 5 star hôtel of La Grande Motte, the iconic resort destination developed in the 50’s in the south of France.

Location: La Grande Motte, France

http://mat-collective.com/

Clare V.

Pop up store at Le Bon Marché

“Los Angeles Rive Gauche” is a 2 months exhibition curated by Le Bon Marché which celebrates the thriving culture and lifestyle of the iconic City of Angels. Clare V. was invited as a feature guest to celebrate the laid-back yet crafted L.A. fashion sense. The Clare V. pop-up is situated in a key area on ground floor at the main corner entrance.
Takagicapéran’s approach was to create a joyful yet simple environment to showcase the bold and refined products. Timber and cream plinths allow for collections to be displayed while back wall units were dressed with iconic graphics to further showcase the accessory ranges.
An embossing station provides a bespoke finish to each items which can be personalised on demand.

Location : Paris

www.clarev.com

IMA

IMA is a Mediterranean restaurant located in the fashionable area of the Canal St Martin in Paris. The approach for the interior was to translate the unique values of the vegetarian & oriental recipes: fresh, honest and colourful. The open space is split in 2 main areas: the counter to the right and the seating area to the left.

The counter is one continuous workbench where preparation, display and till areas are seamlessly arranged to optimise their functions. The raw concrete blocks support a sleek white corian top with a freestanding timber shelf: a simple honest piece of furniture where customers can exchange with staff and see the live preparation of fresh homemade salads and dishes.

The seating area is composed of crafted timber banquette, shelves and communal table with vintage bright yellow school chairs. All bathed within warm and bright textures: stone and brick walls to either ends, mediterranean “tomette” tiles flooring and a bright feature back wall of colourful damascus tiles arranged in graphic layouts.

Location : Paris

Completion : 2016

https://www.ima.paris/