in-situ wood sculpture
Client : Comme des Garçons / DSMG
Place : Ginza / Tokyo
Date : 02/2012
Surface : 125m²
Images courtesy Billy Poh & Paul Coudamy
For their new department store Dover street Market Ginza in Tokyo, the brand Comme des Garçons asked us to imagine a new version of a wooden cave. Fantastique Canopee accidentally and randomly scatters across the space to break the stands’ limits.
The watery energy of this wooden sea, composed of thousands of wooden planks fit together to form a harmonious and imperfect scaly skin, whose jagged curves spread and grow on the ceiling in an uncertain explosion.
The 9715 planks, laid one by one from the two vertical pillars’ basis were fixed one by one randomly. United, the two entities are striving to meet, through the glass panels of the
escalator in the middle of the building, to form a one and only body. Smooth circulation are formed around the two spaces, the wooden masses break the corners’ limits whose implantation is unknown. As they were built randomly on the spot, Fantastique Canopee’s vague and free curves make the sculpture look like an object verging on chaos and plant world in accordance with the brand Comme des Garçons’ spirit.