There’s something mysteriously captivating to Tokyo’s storefronts that have inspired many artists and designers. In fact, even artists not from Japan are inspired by these stores. Such is the case of Stockholm-based designer Christopher Robin (yes, he was named after one of Winnie the Pooh’s best friends).
...that inspiration came when he had the opportunity to visit Tokyo for the first time last year. Upon returning, he began a side-project called TokyoBuild.
Christopher Robin begins each project by going on Google Street View and clicking down the side streets of Tokyo until he finds a storefront that he likes. However, the replication stops here. Working largely from his imagination, Robin draws up plans for the storefront, but at a miniature scale of 1:20. Working with a combination of materials and techniques, the designer meticulously fabricates and assembles his creations with the utmost attention to detail. From rusting corrugated steel facades to manhole covers out front, nothing gets overlooked.
Check out the photos over at Spoon & Tamago.
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