Majimaya Confectionery Tool Store

  • Prize
    Jury's Favorite in Architectural Design - Small Architecture
  • Company/Firm
    Kamitopen Co., Ltd.
  • Lead Designer
    Masahiro Yoshida
  • Location
    2-5-4 Nishiasakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
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“Molds of happiness”

About 170 specialty shops dealing with tableware, kitchen equipment, kitchen utensils, confectionery tools, food raw materials and packaging supplies are on the 800 meters arcade.
In 1946 , Majimaya confectionery tool shop was founded by the current Saburo Yoshida. They handle tools from all over the world as a specialty shop for confection.
His molds were popular all over Japan and made the happiness of making sweets for many people.
Those molds is making people’s happiness.
So I designed by concept that “Molds of happiness”.

There are 3000 different types molds that I must show.
In addition, there is a problem that it is an arcade area, and the space basement and the second floor is not effective space for shop.

I needed to solve the problem in a limited space.
So I suggested setting up that evacuation stairs and protective fences with display of 3000 molds in the center of the building.
In addition, I arranged 3000 tin boxes around there.
By linking the display with the number printed on the box, it was made so that the customer could select it themselves and take out the required number from the stock.